Paul Lewiston is managing partner in the Boston office and counsel to Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Paul is experienced in client relations and an expert in Far Eastern markets and the legal issues of companies operating in this part of the world. Unlike Denny and Alan, Paul usually does things strictly «according to the book.» He had several antagonistic arguments with Denny and Alan over their apparent lack of respect for the law. Her middle-aged daughter, Rachel, is introduced as a methamphetamine addict in Season 2, and Paul has her kidnapped and taken to a rehab center. He takes custody of his daughter (granddaughter) Fiona. After that, as he is related to his grandson with his father figure, he is rarely seen in the Boston office. It was Lewiston who negotiated the acquisition of Crane, Poole & Schmidt by a Chinese law firm in the series finale, although he later began to regret the action. Tara Wilson first acted as a paralegal at Young, Frutt & Berlutti. Tara was fired from the company after informing Alan of her impending dismissal and is hired to work at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, the company that represents Alan`s civil case. She then became a lawyer. Tara and Alan eventually began sex after his breakup with Sally Heep, although their relationship had a rough time when he hired a group of men to attack a man he had already fought with. When Tara reconnects with one of her ex-boyfriends, the two separate and she quickly resigns from Crane, Poole & Schmidt.
Their departure leads Alan to question his emotional fitness for a relationship. As a senior partner at Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Carl left the New York office to help Shirley manage the Boston office after Paul Lewiston left a leadership role to focus on raising his granddaughter. At first, he couldn`t accept the reckless behavior of the Boston office and thought of returning to New York. However, he found his feet in the Boston office and became a mentor to the staff, especially Katie Lloyd, Clarence Bell and Jerry Espenson. It is also part of the sometimes surreal legal activities of the Litigation Division, including bringing a lawsuit against television channels in which the plaintiffs demanded that they broadcast programs for people with functional brains. Carl is an old Shirley flame and proposes to her in «Thanksgiving.» Shirley and Carl are married in a civil ceremony by Antonin Scalia, a Supreme Court justice, in Nimmo Bay in the series finale. Garrett Wells was introduced in the premiere of the second season as a cheeky young lawyer who is obviously attracted to Denise. He goes over her head with some clients, but helps her by blackmailing her ex-husband`s lawyer/pastor to get her to abstain from her requests for money. He is not as effective in the courtroom and has been humiliated more than once by sober judges. He is also intimidated by Catherine Piper, Alan Shore`s caterer and former assistant, who actually drives him out of his own office. We will not see him again after the end of season 2. It is not clear if he is still with the company or if he was fired by the partners without any explanation.
During the second season, he begins a relationship with a paralegal and initially shames the company for his misaligned sexual encounters. Boston Legal is an American film directed by David E. Kelley. The series, starring James Spader, Candice Bergen and William Shatner, was produced for ABC in collaboration with 20th Century Fox Television. Boston Legal was released from October 3, 2004 to December 8, 2008. The series is a spin-off of the Kelley The Practice series and stars actors such as Spader, Rhona Mitra, Lake Bell and Shatner. He is located in the law firm Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Bernard Ferrion: Under normal circumstances, I would agree with that.
As a junior partner at Crane, Poole & Schmidt and a former prosecutor, Lori Colson was inexplicably drawn to Alan in the first season. Initially, Lori focused her efforts on the practice of civil law, although after working with Edwin Poole, she felt more comfortable with criminal cases and believed they were incredibly emotionally rewarding. Although she is a close friend of Shirley Schmidt, she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Denny Crane in the first season. Denny later apologized to Lori, although she left the company soon after. Alan later comments that Shirley «expelled Lori,» suggesting that she resigned under considerable pressure from managing partners. Jordan moved to Los Angeles in 1982, where he dealt with drugs and alcohol and was arrested several times. When Jordan was 27, he began keeping daily newspapers, which helped him recover from drug and alcohol abuse. In 2010, Jordan told host Wendy Williams that he had been sober for thirteen years.  In the same appearance, Jordan stated that before he stopped drinking, he once shared a cell with Robert Downey Jr., and when they both appeared later on Ally McBeal, Downey couldn`t quite classify where they had met before. In the television series Will & Grace, Jordan Beverly played Leslie, Karen`s pretentious and sexually ambiguous rival, for which he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006. His Emmy Award earned him an invitation to present the awards for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series at the 2006 Emmy Awards with Cloris Leachman a week later.  Alan Shore: [Watch the news on TV in the office] It`s Bernie! Claire Sims is an intelligent and sexy lawyer who joins the firm with Jeffrey Coho in the second episode of the third season. She worked undercover in the Scott Little case and has a penchant for flirting with witnesses.
Claire began a relationship with Clarence Bell, who was first her assistant and later a colleague. It was announced after the end of the third season without explanation. [knocks several times on Bernard Ferrion`s front door] Jordan is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has reached a height of 1.50 m (4 ft 11 in) and has made numerous film and television appearances. He is best known for his work on television – including appearances in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Star Trek: Voyager, Caroline in the City, Reba, Boston Public, Nash Bridges and his supporting role in CBS-TV`s Hearts Afire. Most recently, he had a guest role in the popular comedy-drama Ugly Betty as the famous trasher Quincy Combs. In 2007, Jordan played Jesse Joe in the short-lived DE CW television show Hidden Palms. He also played the director of the ski patrol in Ski Patrol. Catherine Piper: I`m saying that if you`re out there and you`re murdering people on a certain level, you must want to be a Christian. Would you allow me to take you to church? As a young employee from England and a graduate of Harvard Law University, she was taken under the wing of Shirley Schmidt and assigned to share an office with Jerry Espenson, with whom she often tries cases and develops a platonic friendship and later a romantic relationship.
Sally Heep first appeared as a partner at Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Sally was featured in The Practice and began a relationship with Alan who transitioned to Boston Legal. However, after he used it to get information from a witness against his client so that they could suppress his testimony, she broke up with him. Shortly after Shirley took over the Boston office, she fired Sally for repeated mistakes in preparing cases that tested her competence as a lawyer. Sally returns in the third season as an opposing lawyer («Whose God Is It Anyway?» and «The Verdict»). Leslie Allen Jordan (born April 29, 1955) is an American actor, songwriter, and singer.  He is best known for his roles as Lonnie Garr in Hearts Afire (1993-1995), Beverly Leslie in Will & Grace (2001-2006, 2017-2020), several characters from the American Horror Story series (2011-present), Sid in The Cool Kids (2018-2019) and Phil in Call Me Kat (2021-present). One of his most famous stage appearances was in Sordid Lives, where he played Earl «Brother Boy» Ingram, a role he brought to the big screen in the popular cult film of the same name. Jordan is known for its small size and southern drawer.  Alan Shore: [between] What have you done now? In 1990, Jordan played the director of the ski patrol in Ski Patrol. In 2007, he had a guest role in the comedy series Ugly Betty as the famous trasher Quincy Combs and played Jesse Joe in the short-lived CW television show Hidden Palms.