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Patricia "Patti" Nyholm is a lawyer that has represented several cases against Stern, Lockhart & Gardner.

She uses her pregnancy and then later, her baby to drum up sympathy for her side of the case, often using them as an attempt to break up depositions and garner additional recesses.[1] [2]


Season 1

  • Ep. 5 "Crash," representing a frieght railroad company
  • Ep. 17 "Heart," representing LifeState, a medical insurer

Season 2

Season 3

  • Ep. 22 "The Dream Team," representing a pharmaceutical company and its insurer

Season 4


Patti is played by Martha Plimpton.


  1. Episode 1x07 - "Crash"
  2. Episode 1x17 - "Heart"