Family Law (TV series)

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Family Law
Genre Legal drama
Created by
Opening theme "War" by Edwin Starr
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 68
Executive producer(s)
  • Chuck Binder
  • Dana Maksimovich
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network CBS
Original release September 20, 1999 (1999-09-20) – May 27, 2002 (2002-05-27)

Family Law is an American television drama starring Kathleen Quinlan as divorced lawyer Lynn Holt, who attempted to start her own law firm after her husband left both her and their law practice, taking all of their clients with him. The series aired on CBS from 1999 to 2002 and was created by Paul Haggis.[1][2]

The show also starred Christopher McDonald as opportunistic, ambulance-chasing attorney Rex Weller, Julie Warner as Lynn's friend Danni (and the one member of her former firm's staff who did not defect with Lynn's ex-husband), and Dixie Carter as "pit bull" divorce attorney Randi King. Later cast additions included Tony Danza, Cristián de la Fuente, Salli Richardson and Meredith Eaton as Emily Resnick, an ambitious attorney hoping to make partner.

Edwin Starr's 1970 hit song, "War" was used as the series' opening title theme.



  1. ^ Bogdanovich, Peter (February 8, 1999). "Betty White on lousy sitcoms … Paul Haggis is back". New York Observer. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hontz, Jenny (February 10, 1999). "Haggis inks three-year, first-look deal with Col". Variety. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 

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