Denise and Alan represent a young girl whose father killed her mother after finding her whereabouts on her HMO's website. Alan also has to defend Catherine Piper, who started robbing convenience stores. Beverly Bridge, Denny's fiancée who he met at a charity event, is causing trouble in the firm, while Paul, Shirley and Brad try to manage the situation. Daniel Post goes in for chemotherapy and attempts to shut out Denise.
Alan dates Irma and later finds himself defending her, because she is charged with a sex crime for protesting topless. Daniel Post invites Denise to his funeral party, Garrett has problems to get Catherine out of his office and the rest of the firm is still dealing with Denny's fiancé.
Alan helps a little girl, who can't smile because her face muscles were damaged in an accident. She was refused, because of this, entry to a prestigious private school. Denny and Shirley are on a case, where a hospital refused to give a rape victim the morning after pill because of religious believes. Meanwhile Denny assigns Brad to help his fiancé by preventing her ex-husband from shutting off the machines that keep her cat alive.
Paul announces that he needs to take some time off. And while most of the staff are concerned if they can go without Paul, Denny gives him Paul his blessing. So while everyone tries to do Paul's job, the firm suffers. Shirley finds herself working with her ex Ivan on a case and while working together, Ivan tries to woo her.
Jerry asks Alan to help him with a case, defending a father who killed a man who got away with murdering his son. Meanwhile, Ivan restarts his relationship with Shirley even though he is still married to Missy.
Denny and Alan travel to Los Angeles. Shirley defends Clifford Cabot on charges of soliciting a prostitute. Denise and Marlene, both vying for partnership, compete to assist her. Brad's teenage niece is charged with murder.
Alan and Denny are still in Los Angeles defending a celebrity who assaulted a paparazzo who's pursuing her. Brad tries to work out a plea deal for his niece which would give her probation but the judge for some reason decides to throw the book at her which means she's going to jail. He learns that Shirley knows the judge who tries to convince to honor the plea agreement. And Denise's war with Marlene is reaching the breaking point.
Alan hires a sexual surrogate to help Jerry Espenson overcome his fear of intimacy with women, which only gets Jerry in more legal trouble. And Shirley takes Daniel Post's case after Denise learns that her fiancé is planning to buy a lung from a terminally-ill man.
A cocky new lawyer joins the firm from the New York office and defends a client who was having an adulterous affair with a murdered judge, and Denny gets in more hot water after a blind date with a "midget."
Alan represents Shirley's ex-husband, who is looking for a hole in his new post-nup, which was written by Shirley. Meanwhile, the judge's murder trial continues, and Denny reaches a compromise after the little person sues him.
Alan and Shirley take on a grandstanding District Attorney prosecuting a homeless man for cannibalism. The case gives Alan an opportunity to make his move on her, but he can't get together with her without Denny's approval.
Alan must defend Jerry Espenson again, this time for committing perjury to get on a jury. Meanwhile, Denise learns that her fiancé, Daniel Post, has died, but the doctors are having trouble locating his remains.
Lincoln Meyer chooses Denny to represent him when he's suspected of killing the judge. Jerry enlists Alan's help in a first degree murder case. Brad has had it with Jeffrey, who wants to have Shirley. Alan overhears Denise telling Shirley about her desires, and takes advantage of it. Denny can't seem to decide between Bethany and her mother.
Lincoln goes to extremes and kidnaps Shirley. The trial begins for Jerry's client, and Jerry shines as an attorney in court. Denny feels threatened as the bond between Jerry and Alan strengthens. Brad and Jeffrey take their office relationship to the "next level."
Clarice applies for a job as Claire's new assistant, but she'll only hire him as Clarence. Alan's new case is involved in a friendly wager with Shirley. Brad and Jeffrey are assigned to work on a case, together, involving a woman who wants to sue God, even though they can't stand one another, which makes Denise feels more like a referee, than an attorney.