The Best Episodes of Harry's Law

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.

Search and Seize

#1 - Search and Seize

Season 2 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.67
36 votes
The Contest

#2 - The Contest

Season 2 - Episode 17

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.

star 8.66
35 votes
After the Lovin'

#3 - After the Lovin'

Season 2 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.56
37 votes
Les Horribles

#4 - Les Horribles

Season 2 - Episode 14

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.

star 8.44
37 votes
The Lying Game

#5 - The Lying Game

Season 2 - Episode 16

"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.

star 8.43
30 votes
American Girl

#6 - American Girl

Season 2 - Episode 7

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.

star 8.32
47 votes
Onward and Upward

#7 - Onward and Upward

Season 2 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.31
38 votes
And the Band Played On

#8 - And the Band Played On

Season 2 - Episode 19

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.

star 8.26
38 votes
Breaking Points

#9 - Breaking Points

Season 2 - Episode 18

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.

star 8.25
36 votes
Gorilla My Dreams

#10 - Gorilla My Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.22
46 votes
Sins of the Father

#11 - Sins of the Father

Season 2 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.20
59 votes
The Whole Truth

#12 - The Whole Truth

Season 2 - Episode 21

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.

star 8.19
47 votes
Head Games

#13 - Head Games

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.19
42 votes
Insanity

#14 - Insanity

Season 2 - Episode 8

Harry must practice some conflict resolution when Oliver and Cassie butt heads over an emotional case: defending a schizophrenic 17-year-old who shot and killed three college students on campus. Meanwhile, Tommy represents an owner and operator of two businesses: a "Green Mortuary" for eco-friendly burial, and an organic produce market. Unfortunately, his two businesses overlap resulting in his vegetables being fertilized with the decomposing bodies. Elsewhere, Chunhua (Irene Keng) returns to ask Adam (Nate Corddry) for help when her family's dry cleaning business is seized through eminent domain in an effort to "develop" the neighborhood.

star 8.16
48 votes
Last Dance

#15 - Last Dance

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

star 8.09
48 votes
Innocent Man

#16 - Innocent Man

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.07
62 votes
Purple Hearts

#17 - Purple Hearts

Season 2 - Episode 10

Harry defends a mother accused of killing her own child. Meanwhile, Tommy and Adam handle a case with a veteran wanting to get a Purple Heart.

star 8.07
43 votes
Hosanna Roseanna

#18 - Hosanna Roseanna

Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

star 8.05
57 votes
A Day in the Life

#19 - A Day in the Life

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.98
62 votes
Class War

#20 - Class War

Season 2 - Episode 20

Harry reunites with Malcolm to help a death row inmate accused of killing a cop; Adam and Phoebe defend a lovable rogue art thief.

star 7.98
34 votes
Heat of Passion

#21 - Heat of Passion

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.89
75 votes
With Friends Like These

#22 - With Friends Like These

Season 1 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.89
49 votes
There Will Be Blood

#23 - There Will Be Blood

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.85
57 votes
Harry's Law

#24 - Harry's Law

Season 1 - Episode 1

Once-successful patent attorney Harriet Korn is fired and decides to begin anew with her own practice. With the help of her happy-go-lucky assistant, Jenna, she sets up shop in an abandoned shoe store in a rough section of Cincinnati. Her first case is to defend Malcolm Davies, a troubled young man, facing his third drug offense. Meanwhile, up-and-coming attorney Adam Branch joins the firm, and defends a "private security officer" after he shoots a man who is attempting to rob a laundromat.

star 7.85
85 votes
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New Kidney on the Block

#25 - New Kidney on the Block

Season 2 - Episode 12

Jimmy, a dear friend of Harry’s, comes to town with more than just a good hand of poker, but a plea to help him change the law regarding the sale of kidneys, as he recently found out he only has six months to live. As hard as they tried to prove it was no different than the sale of semen or blood, the judge refuses. Oliver and Tommy defend twins, Laila and Nicole accused of killing their husband with Hoseanna Roseanna prosecuting. When Nicole admits to the crime, Tommy and Oliver attempt to point the finger at each other’s clients which results in both Laila and Nicole’s conviction in the crime, despite Laila’s innocence.

star 7.81
39 votes