A politician's corruption and sex scandal lands him in jail, leaving his wife to pick up the pieces and re-enter the workforce by joining a Chicago law firm as a junior associate in order to take responsibility for the family.
In season three they break up when Alicias daughter goes missing, and Alicia decides she needs to focus more on her children. He is seen as very much of a ladies man throughout the series and had various love affairs and girlfriends. Will generally had a good working relationship with Diane Lockhart, his co-managing partner at the firm, and the two demonstrate a shrewd ability to guide their business, even through difficult times. Will plays in a regular pick-up basketball game with other attorneys and judges, and has friendships with the players that are eventually scrutinized.
During season 3 Will is suspended from practicing law for six months as punishment stemming from an old bribery scandal but returns to the firm in season 4. In season 5 after much planning, Alicia and Cary leave Stern, Lockhart & Gardner to start their own firm, Will takes this betrayal personally.
In episode 15 of the fifth season, he was shot and killed in the courtroom by his client Jeffrey Grant (played by Hunter Parrish).
Will is an old friend of Alicia's from law school who is a partner at a prestigious law firm.
Will Gardner Quotes
|Season 2 / Episode 16: - Great Firewall|
David Lee: We're like homeless lawyers.
Will Gardner: So the vote is this Friday. Bond is up by three votes, one of them is supposedly me. So he's really only up by one.
David Lee: By two.
Will Gardner: No, by one
David Lee: He loses one vote so he's up by two.
Will Gardner: No, I move to Diane's side so she gains one and he loses one.
David Lee: What are you talking about?
Will Gardner, David Lee, Diane Lockhart: inseparable arguing
Diane Lockhart: Can we agree we need more votes? We need more votes and we are running out of time
|Season 1 / Episode 17: - Heart|
Will Gardner: This isn't really your baby, is it? What's her name?
Patti Nyholm: Bite me.
Will Gardner: Is that Dutch?
Will Gardner Photos
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