Question: Help me, please. There was a television show that starred Michael O'Keefe as a Boston lawyer who, in defending his clients, didn't always follow the rules. Could you please tell me the name of the show?
Televisionary: The series you seek is Against the Law, which ran on Fox from the fall of 1990 to the following April.
As you say, O'Keefe (Roseanne) portrayed rebel lawyer Simon MacHeath, who practiced in Boston and had no problem throwing the rulebook out the window as long as it did some good. Sort of like rebel lawyer Bobby Donnell on The Practice or those wacky rebel lawyers on Ally McBeal or... say, do you think a lot of TV is derivative?
Who cares? It gets ratings!