Joining the cast as aggressive new associates at the firm are Orla Brady and Meredith Eaton. Ed Begley Jr. guest stars.
Lynn pushes for Annie Forlano, the 9-year-old suffering from cancer, to receive the experimental medication. A full cycle of the medication is her last hope for survival, so Lynn must prove that not having it will cause Annie irreparable harm -- and uses the 14th Amendment to support her case.
Meanwhile, the firm forces Joe to drop a pro bono case in lieu of a paying client. This decision presents tragic results for the pro bono case, which may change Joe's priorities forever. Also, Danni continues to help a troubled foster child she previously tried unsuccessfully to adopt.
Family Law, starring Kathleen Quinlan, Dixie Carter, Julie Warner, Christopher McDonald, Tony Danza and Salli Richardson, is a drama about an unlikely group of lawyers who have banded together to form a new firm after the husband of one woman, Lynn Holt (Quinlan), left her and took their joint practice with him.
Committed to creating a successful practice focusing on sensitive family issues, Lynn brings aboard several eclectic and highly talented attorneys: Rex Weller (McDonald), a criminal defence attorney known for his heavy dose of greed-inspired charm; Randi King (Carter), a bigger-than-life civil attorney whose own jail time has given her a unique perspective, and Joe Celano (Danza), a Brooklyn-bred lawyer who champions the underdog.
Other firm members include Viveca Foster (Richardson), a self-confident associate with a sharp tongue, and Patricia Dumar (McCommas), a seemingly ditzy blonde receptionist who is much smarter than she appears. The newcomers to the firm include Naoise O'Neill (Brady), an ambitious and cut-throat new associate, and Emily Resnick (Eaton), a feisty new associate who doesn't let her short stature hold her back.
The unusual bunch of people with varied histories finds a way to work together.
Family Law is produced by Paul Haggis Productions, in association with CBS Productions and Columbia TriStar Television. Stephen Nathan, David Shore and Fred Gerber are the executive producers.