The BEST Episodes of Harry's Law
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2021
Emmy Award winner David E. Kelley created this series about fate and the people it brings together. It stars Academy Award winner Kathy Bates as Harriet, a tough talker who is looking for a fresh start after being fired from her job as a patent lawyer. Harriet's world collides with Malcolm, a young man trying to figure out life, and Adam, a legal hotshot who decides to leave his firm to work with her. Along with Harriet's assistant, Jenna, the unlikely team starts a law practice in an unlikely place, a rundown shoe store.
#1 - The Contest
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 15, 2012
Oliver defends a high school teenager charged with selling the morning-after pill to under-age girls. Harry enters the firm into a beauty contest to win a bet against her old firm.
#2 - Les Horribles
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 18, 2012
Harry represents a school principal trying to expel a student with an anxiety-based condition which causes her to have uncontrollable outbursts. In addition, Harry reaches out to Roseanna Remmick for help with a former client who is convinced that his sister was murdered by her husband. Elsewhere, a former high school classmate of Adam's, comes to him for help with her plea bargain on drug and prostitution charges. Tommy prepares for a gala where he hopes to win Trial Lawyer of the Year.
#3 - And the Band Played On
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 29, 2012
When a hazing ritual goes terribly awry, resulting in 39 members of a school marching band being charged with first degree murder, Harry makes an impassioned plea with the judge to toss out the law and do the right thing. Meanwhile Tommy, Ollie, and Cassie agree to represent a man who claims he was raped by a beautiful woman, and Tommy takes extreme measures to get to the truth.
#4 - Breaking Points
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 22, 2012
Harry represents a rogue juror who ran away from jury duty in the midst of deliberations on a high-profile murder case. With Tommy's help, Harry must justify the juror's flight which led to a costly mistrial for the State. Elsewhere, Phoebe and Adam defend a reality TV show wife after being sued by her dead husband's family when he commits suicide. Back at the office, Oliver and Cassie strive to balance their newfound relationship with the firm's heavy case-load.
#5 - Gorilla My Dreams
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 11, 2012
Adam and Cassie defend a high school friend of Adam's who dressed up as Wonder Woman and carried out vigilante actions against husbands who abuse their wives. Meanwhile, Harry and Tommy take on the case of a woman who wants an escaped gorilla declared a person so she can adopt him.
#6 - Class War
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 6, 2012
Harry reunites with Malcolm to help a death row inmate accused of killing a cop; Adam and Phoebe defend a lovable rogue art thief.
#7 - After the Lovin'
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 11, 2012
Harry walks the halls of her old law firm with her client as she prepares to meet with rival attorney Sam Berman. "Your attorney used to be a valued member of our firm. It was a shame to see her go," Berman says before Harry corrects him. "They fired me." Harry represents Earl Connolly, the grieving husband of a woman who died from smoking, and Berman represents the cigarette company being sued. Berman offers a settlement of one $123,000. "For a dead wife?" Harry asks as she quickly rejects the offer. Berman warns Harry that she doesn't want to go to trial; the client's wife freely smoked cigarettes for 35 years, and the company will keep the lawsuit tied up in litigation for years before the case even sees trial. Harry's not afraid of the battle ahead and leaves with her client ready for the litigation war that awaits them.
#8 - The Lying Game
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 8, 2012
"Now look, Judge. Trials are rarely about the truth. The D.A. distorts, the defense distorts. Why shouldn't the client be allowed to put in her version? After all, it is her life on the line." In order to get her innocent client off, Harry must put her on the stand to testify, but the client has said she plans to lie in order to protect the real culprit. If Harry lets her testify, she'll be suborning perjury, and if she doesn't, her client will surely be convicted, so she must do everything in her power to get her client to tell the truth.
#9 - The Whole Truth
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 13, 2012
When Harry's client is acquitted of raping and murdering his ex-girlfriend, the victim's father and brother take the courtroom hostage. Meanwhile, a friend of Cassie's needs help after being in a car accident.
#10 - Queen of Snark
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 12, 2011
Harry teams up with Ollie to defend a teenage blogger who is arrested when a classmate commits suicide shortly after being outed in the blog. Adam takes Tommy to court for accepting a life insurance policy as payment from a now-deceased cancer patient. All the while, Jenna weighs a tempting job offer that could take her away from Harriet's Law & Fine Shoes.
#11 - Sins of the Father
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 2011
Adam preps Eric's daughter for her pivotal testimony as Harry worries about Cassie's impending cross-examination of a key state's witness. Meanwhile, Ollie clashes with Harry over what's in the best interest of their client while D.A. Roseanna Remmick goes to great lengths to get a guilty verdict.
#12 - American Girl
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2011
While Harry is on vacation, her trip takes a frustrating turn when the small town of Langford, Ohio impounds her Mercedes Benz for violating their "Buy American" law. Harry, with Oliver at her side, challenges the town's law and is pit against a young, homespun attorney and the engine behind the law, Langford's mayor, Franklin Chickory. Meanwhile, Adam represents the Chens, a Chinese family whose daughter was stolen because of China's one-child policy and adopted by American parents. With Cassie's help, Adam hopes to win custody for the Chens.
#13 - Hosanna Roseanna
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 2011
Malcolm has gone off to college and Harry and Tommy decide to share the office space above the shoe store, which Jenna will continue to run. Harry is asked, by an attorney from her previous law firm, to defend a man accused of killing his wife. The District Attorney herself tries the case and will go to any length to win.
#14 - Last Dance
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 4, 2011
Harry assists Josh after he suffers a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile, Adam and Rachel defend a death-row inmate, and Jenna and Malcolm have an argument.
#15 - Onward and Upward
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 27, 2012
Series Finale: Harry's ex-husband is found dead and with no one else to claim his body, Harry finds herself planning his funeral which, to her surprise, stirs up old emotions. Meanwhile, she and Tommy agree to represent a man whom police suspect murdered his ex-wife. Elsewhere, Ollie seeks Cassie's help in representing a student who is suing the Law School that rejected her application due to affirmative action quotas and Adam goes up against Phoebe when he represents a man who was fired because he habitually popped his false teeth in and out of his mouth.
#16 - With Friends Like These
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 28, 2011
Harry defends an old colleague after a stand-off goes awry. Meanwhile, Adam professes his love for Rachel and tries to break up with Chunhua, and Jenna and Malcolm try to define their relationship.
#17 - Head Games
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2011
When a high school football game turns deadly Harry and Adam team up to represent angry parents while Tommy must defend a struggling single mother.
#18 - There Will Be Blood
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 2011
Harry and DA Roseanna Remmick continue to butt heads while Tommy deals with the media circus surrounding the case. Oliver and Cassie are assigned some investigative work.
#19 - Search and Seize
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 25, 2012
After a police investigation, Harry's next door neighbor is accused of being a sex offender. While the investigation does not yield charges, it becomes grounds for her to lose her job as a teacher and she seeks out Harry's help. Meanwhile, Oliver faces off against opposing counsel, Phoebe Blake, after a couple comes to him to represent their rebellious son who dropped out of school to take a well-paying, full-time job. Back at the office, Adam must play mediator when the women who work downstairs in the shoe store revolt against Chunhua's seemingly tyrannical leadership.
#20 - In the Ghetto
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 7, 2011
A teenager tends to the victim of a drive-by shooting but finds himself in hot water when the Assistant DA believes he was involved in a cop's death; Harry fights to get a liver transplant for the shooting victim.
#21 - Bad to Worse
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 2011
Harry defends a teacher who was fired for failing a student because of their conflicting ideas of evolution, while Ollie helps out an old girlfriend.
#22 - A Day in the Life
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 14, 2011
When Harry discovers her client is guilty, she proclaims his guilt in front of the jury when she is not allowed to quit the case. The judge has no choice but to find Harry in contempt and recommend her for permanent disbarment. Meanwhile, Malcolm goes undercover with Cincinnati’s finest in exchange for an expunged criminal record.
#23 - Innocent Man
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2011
After getting a tip from a priest, Harry helps defend Jeffrey Rollins, an inmate serving life for a murder he did not commit. Meanwhile, legal woes continue to worsen for the laundromat after Adam risks disbarment by going behind Tommy’s back to offer the fired employee her job back. Elsewhere, Malcolm and Tommy form an unlikely partnership when they team up to help an overweight woman sue multiple fast food giants.
#24 - Heat of Passion
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2011
Harry defends an impoverished 87-year-old woman who commits armed robbery to buy food. Meanwhile, in an attempt to impress a beautiful woman, Adam takes on an unlikely case in which he must argue in favor of a laundromat owner's strict "one-child only" policy for his employees, but is shaken when opposing counsel is none other than flamboyant media hog Tommy Jefferson.
#25 - The Rematch
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2011
Harry and Adam defend former prosecutor Josh "Puck" Peyton, who stands accused of aiding and abetting a kidnapper; Peyton successfully negotiated her safe return, but did so behind the back of the FBI. The case brings Harry into a fierce rematch with D.A. Roseanna Remmick who is back with a vengeance and determined to outdo Harry and put Puck in prison. Elsewhere, Tommy ropes Cassie into an ethically questionable divorce proceeding involving his oldest clients.