It would give you the opportunity to sue me, again, from prison, and you'd lose. And even if you didn't, I don't think my professional reputation would take too big a hit if I was found liable for protecting the world from a complete psychopath.

Bull: A trial is a lot like an approaching storm. You know it's coming, you pull together appropriate provisions, you board up the house, but you still have to ride it out and hope it isn't any stronger than you thought or last any longer than you expected. Anything can happen. What?
Donovan: Please, I have weather insurance. I have Jason Bull.

Donovan: You know as well as I do just because someone goes to a gun range doesn't mean they're planning to shoot someone.
Bull: A depressive with PTSD and impulse control issues isn't just someone.

Thoughts and actions are two different things. That's why the professional standard in a case like this is for the psychologist to determine if there is a serious and imminent threat.


Psychologists aren't mind police. Holding them responsible for the actions of their patients after they leave the doctor's office is not only impossible, it's dangerous.

There's only one explanation. That guy's dead. I'm going to ask Benny to go over there and close his eyes.

He's going to trade you in to the ADA like the thing he thinks you are.

No, you don't understand! He doesn’t love you, he never did. Everything he wanted you for, everything he wanted to do, he's done, and if he wants to use you as a bargaining chip, he will.

It only feels like love because you didn't know what other box to put it in.

I'm the guy your lawyer called when she realized how difficult it was going to be to dig you out of the hole you dug for yourself.

I feel a sense of professional obligation. I want you to understand how much trouble you're in. You committed armed robbery. You held up a jewelry store. You're looking at 25 years in prison. Stop me if I say anything that makes you give a damn.

Perfect. We've got a guilty client, an impossible lawyer, and about a half dozen unproven theories with which to defend her. Sounds like a dream come true.


Bull Quotes

Bull: Rule #1: The client is the enemy.

Marisa: The client's here.
Bull: Tell me he didn't bring his lawyer.
Marisa: His five lawyers.