This groundbreaking series about a boutique law firm, McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak, did for lawyers what Hill Street Blues did for cops. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher (Cagney & Lacey), L.A. Law depicted them as smart, driven, fallible, sexy and as varied as the rest of humankind. For lawyers of a certain age, Leland McKenzie is the managing partner they are still looking for. Douglas Brackman Jr. is the manager they seem to end up with.
TRIVIA: Norman Chaney, a firm name partner, is found dead of a heart attack in the very first episode and is never actually seen on camera.