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    This critically acclaimed ensemble drama looked like Hill Street in
    a fancy law office, with many characters and stories intertwined
    in each episode. The high-powered Los Angeles law firm of
    McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney, and Kuzak took on cases of
    all types, criminal and civil, usually for high fees.
    Leland McKenzie was the esteemed, fatherly senior partner;
    Brackman, the vain, insufferable, balding partner struggling
    to fill his late father's formidable shoes; Kuzak, the savvy
    but compassionate younger partner; Van Owen, the idealistic
    Deputy D.A. who was Kuzak's lover and sometime courtroom
    opponent; Ann, another idealistic attorney; Stuart, the
    firm's nebbishy little tax attorney, who had a heart of
    gold and also had the hots for Ann; Arnie, the sleazy,
    womanizing divorce lawyer; Victor, the uptight young
    Hispanic brought into the firm to meet racial quotas,
    and he knew it; Abby, the unsure-of-herself young intern;
    Jonathan, a young black lawyer; Benny, a retarded office
    worker; and Roxanne, the motherly receptionist.

    Plenty of office politics and sexual adventures were mixed
    in with the cases. Besides its soap-opera entanglements,
    L.A. Law emphasized outrageous situations and trendy cases.
    As the season's wore on, cast members departed to be replaced
    seamlessly by actors of equal accomplishment. Slickly produced,
    sharply written and consummately acted, LA Law memorably set
    the stylishly sophisticated tone for the deluge of legal series'
    which were destined to follow in its impressively substantial wake.