Garrett Wells was introduced in the second season premiere as a cheeky young lawyer who is obviously attracted to Denise. He goes over her head with some clients, but helps her by blackmailing her ex-husband`s lawyer/pastor into backing down on his demands for money. He is not as effective in the courtroom and is humiliated more than once by objective judges. He is also intimidated by Catherine Piper, Alan Shore`s caterer and former assistant, who drives him out of his own office. We don`t see him again after the end of season 2. It is not clear if he is still in the company or if he was fired by the partners without explanation. During the second season, he begins a relationship with a paralegal and initially shames the company because of their timely sexual encounters. Alan then attempted to have Justice Brown removed by a panel of emergency judges, but was thwarted by senior partner Paul Lewiston. Alan then delves into Judge Brown`s private life and discovers that he lives with his mother. Alan sues Judge Brown`s mother in court and tells her that he knows the emasculating effect Mrs. Brown has on men by her mere presence, and suggests that Judge Brown resist his mother`s influence and stop inflicting unnecessary humiliating punishments just to find comfort and joy. Brown J. then suspended the landlord`s sentence.
The following characters were created during the eighth season of The Practice before appearing as part of Boston Legal`s regular cast. Spader and Mitra both starred in Practice, while Lake Bell and William Shatner return in the final episodes of the series. Denny is a conservative who loves guns and believes gun control is for “communists.” It also refuses to defend anyone accused of extremely heinous acts; In one episode, he shoots a client for the nature of his crime (rape and murder of a child). This is just one of the many people he photographs over the course of the series, with several characters saying that Denny “shoots people”. Denny has an extremely close friendship with Alan Shore, is also a womanizer like Alan and has no problem sleeping with the wives of judges and clients. Although he marries another woman in season 2 (whom he quickly divorces after committing an act of infidelity during their marriage), he still longs for Shirley Schmidt. Denny and Alan get married in the series finale. As a senior partner at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Carl left the New York office to help Shirley lead the Boston office after Paul Lewiston retired from a leadership role to focus on his granddaughter`s education. At first, he could not accept the reckless behavior of the Boston office and considered returning to New York. However, he found a foothold in the Boston office and became a mentor to employees, especially Katie Lloyd, Clarence Bell and Jerry Espenson. He also interfered in the sometimes surreal legal activities of the Litigation Division, including filing a lawsuit against television networks in which plaintiffs demanded that they broadcast programs for people with functional brains. Carl is an old flame of Shirley and the marriage proposal in “Thanksgiving”.
Shirley and Carl are married in the series finale by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in Nimmo Bay. Paul Lewiston is Managing Partner of the Boston office and legal counsel to Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Paul is experienced in client relations and is an expert in Far Eastern markets and legal issues of companies doing business in this part of the world. Unlike Denny and Alan, Paul usually does things strictly “according to the book.” He had several antagonistic clashes with Denny and Alan due to their apparent lack of respect for the law. Her middle-aged daughter, Rachel, is introduced as a meth addict in season 2, and Paul has her kidnapped and taken to a rehab center. He takes custody of his daughter (granddaughter) Fiona. After that, he is rarely considered a father figure to his grandson in the Boston office. It was Lewiston who negotiated the takeover of Crane, Poole & Schmidt by a Chinese law firm in the series finale, although he later began to regret the action. The American producers of the series also hired British writer and lawyer John Mortimer (creator of the British legal series Rumpole of the Bailey) as a consultant for Boston Legal. Boston Legal is an American drama film directed by David E.
Kelley. Starring James Spader, Candice Bergen and William Shatner, the series was produced for ABC in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Boston Legal aired from October 3, 2004 to December 8, 2008. The series is a spin-off of the Kelley series The Practice and stars practice actors such as Spader, Rhona Mitra, Lake Bell and Shatner. It takes place in the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt.