L.A. Law/Dummy Dearest

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Dummy Dearest
Season 3, Episode 6
Airdate December 15, 1988
Production Number 7A06
Written by Robert Cochran
Directed by Ben Bolt
Produced by Michele Gallery,
Scott Goldstein
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Dummy Dearest is the sixth episode of the third season of L.A. Law, and the forty-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Harry Hamlin (Michael Kuzak), Susan Dey (D.D.A. Grace Van Owen), Corbin Bernsen (Arnie Becker), Jill Eikenberry (Ann Kelsey), Alan Rachins (Douglas Brackman, Jr.), Michele Greene (Abby Perkins), Jimmy Smits (Victor Sifuentes), Michael Tucker (Stuart Markowitz), Susan Ruttan (Roxanne Melman), Blair Underwood (Jonathan Rollins), Larry Drake (Benny Stulwicz)

and Richard Dysart (Leland McKenzie)

Guest Starring: Mitchell Laurance (Richard Mathers), Joel Brooks (Kiefer Mitchell), Dann Florek (Dave Meyer), Ronn Lucas (Kenny Peterson), George Coe (Judge Wallace R. Vance), Jennifer Darling (Amanda Shaw), Jennifer Rhodes (D.D.A. Gylkowski), Gerald Anthony (Ross Burnett), Michael P. Keenan (Dr. Shale), Charles Stratton (Michael Lyons), Nancy Vawter (Dorothy Wyler)

Co-Starring: Al Fann (Judge George Syler), Jack Orend (Judge Martin Adelstein), Greg Rusin (Ralph Bellini), John Michael Bolger (Walt Jordan), Ron Perkins (Randall Lemoyne)

Featuring: Mort Sertner (Judge Donald Tytell), Darlene Kardon (Judge Constance Gregg), Jerry Hauck (Elliott Oppenheim), Fred E. Baker (Carl Nelson), Ed Berke (Foreman), D. Paul Thomas (Ralph De Suvio)

Uncredited: Fred Moon (Jury Member), Alec Murdock (Reporter)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


  • Michael Kuzak has violated Disciplinary rule 3101 in aiding an unauthorized practice of law, and failed to report about his opposing counsel Richard Mathers that he has practice law without a license. The Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Association that Mr. Kuzak be publicly censured and suspended from the practice of law for a period not less than one month, effective immediately. Leland McKenzie has intended to honor that suspension recommendation to the letter. Kuzak will have to go home. He did enough for one month. Kuzak cannot come back to the law office for a month until his suspension ended on Friday, January 6, 1989. And Merry Christmas 1988, and a Happy New Year 1989.


  • Richard Mathers - last appearance



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