Boston Legal, a spin-off series of The Practice, is a criminal law series that depicts the daily lives of the lawyers working at the law firm "Crane, Poole & Schmidt" in Boston, Massachussets. Generally speaking, the series talks about the ugly side of the American judicial system as well the individual lives of the lawyers themselves.
One of James Spader's more notable roles was in Boston Legal. He later moved on to star in the hit comedy-mockumentary The Office. He currently plays the role of FBI informant "Reymond 'Red' Reddington" in the hit NBC drams The Blacklist. He has been awarded two Golden Globes in for his performance in the NBC series.
One of James Spader's more notable roles was in Boston Legal. He later moved on to star in the hit comedy-mockumentary The Office. He currently plays the role of FBI informant Reymond 'Red' Reddington in the hit NBC drama The Blacklist. He has been awarded two Golden Globes in for his performance in the NBC series.
William Shatner plays the role of "Denny Crane" on the show. He is one of the named partners of "Crane, Pool & Schmidt". He is very conservative lawyer who, over his 50-year-long career, has presumably never lost a case. "Crane" is also known never to take cases where the criminal himself committed any heinous crimes.
The Canadian actor William Shatner became a cultural icon for his role as "Captain Kirk" in the cult classic Star Trek. His role in Boston Legal earned him two Emmy awards throughout his career. His most recent role has been in the second season of Better Late Than Never. Among other things, Shatner is also a breeder, owner and passionate enthusiast of horses.
"Shirley Schmidt", played by Candice Bergen, is a named partner of "Crane, Poole & Schmidt". She was recruited by "Paul Lewiston" to work in Boston. She was in a relationship with "Denny Crane" before finally marrying "Carl Sack" in the series finale.
After the series ended, Candice Bergen moved on to star in dozens of TV shows such as The Women, Bride Wars, and has even returned to Broadway to star in the play The Best Man. She has been married to a New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose since 2000.
"Paul Lewiston" is a managing partner and legal advisor of "Crane, Poole & Schmidt". Unlike his other partners at his firm, he is a more "by the books" kind of guy. He is portrayed as a brother, father and grandfather, who's daughter has a slight drug problem.
Rene Auberjonois went on to voice act in dozens of children's animated shows such as Justice League, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Looney Tunes Show, and Ben 10: Omniverse. He has been married to his wife Judith Helen Mahalyi since 1963 and they have two children.
"Brad Chase" is a an ex U.S. marine turned lawyer. He is the one most of the cast turn to if their is any physical work involved in a case. "Chase" joins the series firm during the second season of the show.
Mark Valley played the role of "Brad Chase" in the hit series Boston Legal. Valley moved on to star in other TV shows such as Human Target and the ABC series Body of Proof. He has also made minor appearances on other shows such as CSI, Bloodline, and Crisis. His first daughter was born in 1987.
"Denise Bauer", played by Julie Bowen, is portrayed as an aggressive attorney at the beginning of the series second season. "Denise" marries "Brad Chase" and later, after switching firms, she has his child.
During and after the series ended, Julie Bowen made appearences in shows like LOST, Weeds, Monk and much more. Her most notable role after her part in Boston Legal is in the hit sitcom Modern Family, which she is still a part of today. She is currently married to Scott Philipps with whom she now has three sons. Bowen has also been mildly politically active, having donated $1000 to Helen Deilich Bentley's campaign, a republican representative.
"Jerry Espenson", who is explained to have Asperger's Syndrome at the beginning of the show, is a fellow lawyer who founded his own law firm after going through therapy for his condition. Throughout the series, "Jerry" moves up the cooperate ladder and eventually partners up with rival lawyers "Alan" and "Shirly" at "Crane, Poole & Schmidt".
Since the last episode of Boston Legal, Christian Clemenson was able to star in United 93, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr" as well as in Veronica Mars. He joined the cast of CSI: Miami as a medical examiner back in 2009. He was on the show for about 3 seasons and he also guest starred in Harry's Law in 2013.