Fictional Lawyers With Other Careers

Some fictional lawyers leave the practice of law to pursue other careers, or combine law practice with other professions. Ira woodbine, played by Alan Rosenberg, the second ex-husband of actress Cybill Sheridan in the 1990s series Cybill, leaves law practice to become a novelist. 

Lawyer Kate Fox (Alicia Silverstone) handles domestic relations law, but also a matchmaking service, in Miss Match (2003). The series is based on lawyer Samantha Daniels’ career running Samantha’s Table. 

The Hallmark Flower Shop Mystery Movie series stars Brooke Shields as Abby Knight, who leaves law practice to open up a flower shop. Kate Collins’ popular cosy mystery novels featuring a one-time law student who decides to try her hand at running a flower shop inspired the series. Another Hallmark Mystery Movie series, the Hailey Dean Mysteries, centers on a former prosecutor, who leaves the District Attorney’s office to become a psychologist, but is constantly drawn back to work with her former colleagues to solve mysteries. Kellie Sue Martin stars.