Shortly after Shirley took over the Boston offices, she fired Sally for repeated errors in case preparation that called her competence as a lawyer into question.
Alan Shore is a brilliant lawyer with a strong moral core who nevertheless is not above obtaining ethical outcomes through unethical means.
Illicit computer hacking, blackmail, disguise and bribery are all tools he uses without hesitation.
Boston Legal is an American legal-comedy-drama created by David E. The series, starring James Spader, with Candice Bergen, and William Shatner, was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC.
Boston Legal aired from October 3, 2004 to December 8, 2008.
Alan is best friends with Denny Crane despite their sharp differences in political ideologies.
Tara Wilson first appeared as a paralegal at Young, Frutt & Berlutti.
John Larroquette, Saffron Burrows, Tara Summers, and Taraji Henson joined the series in season four, as did Christian Clemenson, who had recurred since season two.
A junior partner at Crane, Poole & Schmidt and former prosecutor, Lori Colson found herself inexplicably attracted to Alan during the first season.
Denny later apologized to Lori, though she departed the firm shortly thereafter.
Alan later comments that Shirley had "ushered" Lori out, suggesting she resigned under significant pressure from the Managing Partners.
In one of the final episodes of The Practice, he explained that often people don't believe they're in the room with a legend, so he says his own name to let them know it's true.