MacHeath had left a lucrative position with a prestigious Boston law firm (whose
senior partner was the father of his former wife!) to establish his own practice.
short-tempered maverick with strong principles, MacHeath was renowned for
his unconventional legal techniques, courtroom histrionics, and confrontations
with judges. But he was a good attorney.
he did have some clients with money, many of them were downtrodden
and disadvantaged. Typical of the latter were a victim of hospital negligence, a
woman who had been date-raped, a comedian arrested for using obscene language,
and an illiterate college basketball star who was about to lose his
scholarship because of a knee injury.
Yvette was MacHeath's young researcher/assistant,
Elizabeth, his secretary, and Miggsy, his scruffy legman.