"A Dear John letter just doesn't suffice anymore."
"Although I'd like to pretend I'm Solomon, Miss Kincaid, I'm not. I'm just an elected
official who hasn't slept the past three nights."
"The last new trick he learned was the twist."
"You climbed Everest in your shorts on a cold day."
"Where in your job description does it say you're supposed to be happy? Call Miss Kates,
try talking faster than she does."
"I feel sorry for me...and every other married guy in the city when they go home
"That should keep a lot of car doors closed on the way home from the office."
"Your first homicide trial--a conviction, no room for appeal. You should be dancing in the
"So instead of convicting Dr. Danforth, we should give his wife an Academy
"All these years, I thought we were supposed to put the bad guys in jail!"
"Yeah, now we get to hear all about how the girl was abused by some drunken lesbian
who was watching too much television."
Jack: "In this case, I doubt an abuse excuse would fly anyway."
Adam: "Considering we got a bunch of Einsteins on that jury."
Jack: "The Oprah-fication of America ended when the Menendez brothers weren't
convicted. The pendulum has swung, Adam. People don't care about why anymore, they
just care about what."
Adam: "Just get this over with before the pendulum swings back."
"This is a murder trial, not a theodicacy seminar!"
"The woman was lowering the boom on his Princeton scholarship. He would have killed
her if her name was McGinty."
"Munoz just crawled halfway out of the hole we dug for him thirty years ago. You hit him
on the head with a shovel before he crawls all the way out." SHTP
Claire: "How many times do we want to retry Munoz?"
Adam: "As many times as it takes!"
"We're legally, morally, and ethically required to keep this information from him, and that's exactly what we're going to do."
Jack: "Didn't you tell me you never make this job personal?"
Adam: "I lied...second time in thirty years."
"Wonderful. Dear Diary--Killed Ruth Thomas today and threw her body into a
cesspool. Do you think he's that stupid?"
"Today's juries...you gotta be able to prove she wasn't abducted by aliens."
Jack: "He knew we were onto him. He might have flown the coop."
Adam: "And now after he's acquitted, he'll just stroll."
"If we're lucky, he may just ask for a pound of your flesh."
"If, if, if."
"You want to step into a pit of snakes and scorpions?"
Claire: "Black and white adoptions are suddenly everyone's favorite whipping boy."
Adam: "Right along with this office."
"You won't find Paul Robinette hawking bean pies for Louis Farrakhan."
"So we have everything except Senor Cruz. Murder for hire without the three."
"Romeo, thy name is Dobson."
"So now Dobson's poster boy for 'When Bad Things Happen To Bad
Claire: "She said maybe she didn't lock the door after all."
Adam: "Which opens the door for eight million other suspects."
Claire: "The preliminary results on the blood found in Dixon's apartment. It belongs to
Wells. Dixon probably got it on his shoe and tracked it back to his place."
Adam: "Wonderful. You can use it to track puppies."
"He commits murder and she mans the barricades. The love of my life must have skipped
Jack (sarcastically): "Thanks for the vote of confidence."
Adam: "Don't mention it."
"You don't want a killer who's more sympathetic than your victim."
"Scannel is a major drug dealer. This Johnny Stivers works for him. Stivers doles out
drugs to Sharon Lasko. Wild idea, but her death just might have something to do with
Adam: "A story for Sophocles."
Jack: "Or Larry, Curly, and Moe."
Adam: "Yeah, I always loved those guys."
(to Claire): "Who made you this boy's fairy godmother?"
Adam: "Enterprise corruption, very creative. You do realize that the statute was intended
to be used against organized crime."
Jack: "This was organized prostitution."
Adam: "For the purpose of selling shoes. Not exactly Al Capone."
"Where'd you do your graduate work, law school or West Point?"
Claire: "There is a school of thought that a woman owns her own body for the purposes of
recreation and procreation. She also has the right to sell it."
Adam: "And where is this school located?"
Jack: "Then why didn't he plead insanity?"
Adam: "Because he's insane?"
Claire: "Three people dead and you're counting pennies?"
Adam: "I can count bodies as well as pennies!"
"She can do other cases, she can take a cruise, she can plant a garden. I couldn't care
"You'll be lucky if they don't convict her."
Jack: "She's the only one who had opportunity."
Adam: "Just like that Swiss nanny in Westchester. Right now, she's skiing down the Alps and drinking hot cocoa."
"Find me twelve citizens who think a woman's place is closing billion dollar deals in
"Go to tea. Offer her a crumpet."
"Uh-oh, this wouldn't be good news?"
"Just because he's a kid doesn't mean he has to be handled with kid gloves."
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