After Denny rejects the case for personal reasons, Alan defends a man who was fired from being Santa because he is a transvestite. Brad and Alan make a bet towards Alan's case. Lori's therapist is worried that one of his patients may or may not hug someone and asks her for legal help. Backed into a dilemma, Lori goes to extreme measures to help her therapist, but she soon discovers the consequences are more than what she bargained for.
Boston Legal tells the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Fast-paced and darkly comedic, the series confronts social and moral issues, while its characters continually stretch the boundaries of the law.
Alan Shore and Denny Crane are the unlikely kindred spirits among the brigade of high-priced litigators at Crane, Poole and Schmidt. In addition, one of the founding law partners, Shirley Schmidt, has been coaxed back to the Boston law firm to help bring order to the chaotic office. She keeps a vigilant eye on all, particularly Denny Crane - with whom she has a checkered history.
The firm's other attorneys include Brad Chase, an ex-Marine, who often finds himself in a test of wills with Alan Shore; and Paul Lewiston, the "lawyer's lawyer" who continually tries to save Crane from himself. Then there's Denise Bauer, a tough, smart senior associate who is on track to making partner and who won't let anything (including a messy divorce) stand in her way.