Ethically-challenged attorney Alan Shore, formerly of Young, Frutt & Berluti, settles in at a wealthy and powerful firm focusing on civil cases. With some help from his friend and mentor, veteran attorney Denny Crane, Shore quickly makes his mark winning cases no one would take, often using less than honest methods. In doing so, he develops a rival in his colleague Brad Chase, who has been assigned to the office partly to keep an eye on the increasingly eccentric (and possibly senile) Denny Crane. Though his questionable conduct might make him a few enemies along the way, Alan's not one to be underestimated, nor will he let trivial things like honesty or integrity get in the way of winning a case.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the courtroom.
Did You Know?
In one episode, Catherine Piper (Betty White
) delivers cookies to a staff briefing, and says to Paul Lewiston (Rene Auberjonois
) "My what an interesting face." This is likely a nod to Auberjonois' role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993) as Constable Odo; a shapeshifter who was never completely able to copy a human face, and thus always had a unique flat-looking face. See more
In several episodes when Denny and Alan are looking to join (and actually do join) a branch of the military, they choose the Coast Guard Auxillary, to which the show mistakenly refers to as "the Auxilliary Coast Guard". See more
You left me, Shirley. Women don't leave Denny Crane. And for a secretary!
It was the Secretary of Defense.
Referenced in Last Laugh '05