A lawyer diagnosed with Asperger`s syndrome, whose quirks include purring when he feels anxious and upset; constantly shouting “Bingo!” as an affirmation; hopping when excited; and walking awkwardly with his hands pressed to his thighs (earning him the nickname “Hands Espenson” among other CP&S lawyers). Since his diagnosis, Jerry has received mental and behavioral therapy that has boosted his confidence in his relationships with people. Before his condition was diagnosed, he was arrested for holding a knife to Shirley`s throat after being denied a partnership with the company for the third time. Shirley dropped the charges against him after Alan promised to provide Jerry with the therapy he needed. After therapy, he established his own successful law firm and clashed with Alan Shore in several cases, beating him in court, although Alan used various tricks to shake him up. Jerry was able to use his firm and client list as leverage to return to CP&S and move from corporate law to litigation, where he was surprisingly successful to the delight of Alan and Shirley. Alan even admitted that he thinks Jerry is one of the best lawyers he`s ever known. He became a partner in the final season, after a statement of support from Denny Crane and an eloquent speech of his own to the partners. Carl Sack, who had initially doubted him, was proud to offer Jerry a partnership within the company. Jerry attended Harvard University, where he earned a J.D.

and an MBA. 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. Tara Wilson first worked as a paralegal at Young, Frutt & Berlutti. Tara is fired from the company after informing Alan of her impending dismissal and is hired to work at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, the firm representing Alan`s civil case. She then became a lawyer. Tara and Alan eventually began a sexual relationship after his separation from Sally Heep, although their relationship came to a head when he hired a group of men to attack a man he had previously fought with. When Tara is reunited with one of her ex-boyfriends, the two break up and she soon leaves Crane, Poole & Schmidt.

His departure leads Alan to question his emotional aptitude for a relationship. 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. 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. Shirley Schmidt is a partner at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, a company she founded with partners Denny Crane and Edwin Poole. Tending to remind her younger colleagues that she is “Schmidt,” Shirley is tasked with curbing Denny`s absurd behavior, leading litigation, and practicing prosecutions. Prior to starting her business, Shirley attended Wellesley College, where she met her share of intelligent Harvard students. She spent a lot of time in New York before being called to Boston by Paul Lewiston. Shirley had a romantic relationship with Denny, a past she now looks at with sardonic distance and often jokes. She is portrayed in the series as extremely desirable: smart, sexy and coveted by many men around her, including her ex-husband Ivan Tiggs and colleagues Denny, Alan, Jeffrey Coho and Carl Sack.