Family Law (TV series)

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Family Law
Created by Paul Haggis
Anne Kenney
Starring Kathleen Quinlan
Dixie Carter
Christopher McDonald
Julie Warner
Tony Danza
Cristián de la Fuente
Merrilee McCommas
Salli Richardson
Meredith Eaton-Gilden
Orla Brady
Opening theme "War"
Performed by Edwin Starr
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 68
Executive producer(s) Paul Haggis
Stephen Nathan
David Shore
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Paul Haggis Productions
Columbia TriStar Television
CBS Productions
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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