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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

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David E. Kelley
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Complete series cast summary:
Steve Harris ...  Eugene Young 167 episodes, 1997-2004
Camryn Manheim ...  Ellenor Frutt 167 episodes, 1997-2004
Michael Badalucco ...  Jimmy Berluti 166 episodes, 1997-2004
Dylan McDermott ...  Bobby Donnell 147 episodes, 1997-2004
LisaGay Hamilton ...  Rebecca Washington 145 episodes, 1997-2003
Kelli Williams ...  Lindsay Dole 145 episodes, 1997-2003
Lara Flynn Boyle ...  Helen Gamble / ... 132 episodes, 1997-2003
Marla Sokoloff ...  Lucy Hatcher 113 episodes, 1998-2004
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Bobby Donnell is the head of a struggling Boston law firm that seems to constantly struggle with ethical themes while defending murderers, rapists, etc. Jimmy, Eugene, Ellenor and Lindsay are junior attorneys with the firm, the streetwise receptionist, and Helen the firm's frequent adversary with the D.A.'s office in this smart and clever weekly series. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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English

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4 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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(168 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Address for Donnell, Young, Dole & Frutt: 123 Main Street, Boston, MA 02127. Phone# (617)5551212. From episode: Lawyers, Reporters and Cockroaches. Season 3 Episode 15 See more »

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George Vogelman: You know you're standing under the mistletoe?
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One of the best dramas yet!
26 April 1999 | by shadow-54See all my reviews

It's even better than Dick Wolf's Law & Order. The Practice is David E. Kelley's masterpiece. The man behind Chicago Hope and Ally McBeal is a genius when it comes to television.

This show portraits a view of a corrupted world, which we must always face. Bobby Donnell is Kelley's most complex character yet. His life is a hell as well as the lives of all these lawyers who have messed them up. It's my second favorite show. Second only to Steven Bochco and David Milch's NYPD Blue. I like seeing Lucy along with the cast. This season is being incredible. Kelli Williams is putting one hell of a show as Rebecca Washington. Lara is also doing a great job like Helen Gamble and finally Camryn Manheim and Steve Harris are the two best of the show.

Congratulations to both David E. Kelley and Jeffrey Kramer. May The Practice win even more Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. I hope the networks don't even think about canceling it.


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