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!!The Gray Family

* {{Adorkable}}: When she's flustered by the attention of the opposite sex... which leads her once to declare that she is done with men. ...it doesn't stick.
* BrainyBrunette:
-->I'm smart -- I went to freaking Harvard!
%%* ParentsAsPeople
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: To the kids and parents whose fates she decides in court.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Amy employs these regularly in putting down unruly lawyers and the like in court.
* [[SociallyAwkwardHero Socially Awkward Heroine]]: Amy, as lampshaded jokingly by David: "No, it's because you're crazy."
* {{Tsundere}}: Poor David...

* {{Adorkable}}: As with her daughter, when flustered by the attention of the opposite sex.
%%* BrutalHonesty
%%* GoodIsNotNice
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* ParentsAsPeople


* CloudCuckooLander: So... Maxine's wedding isn't about herself and her fiance? It's about ''society'' and social statements?
* TheResenter: Has definite shades of this around the fifth season.

* PursueTheDreamJob: He wants to be a writer. He's writing but struggling in the first episodes, but lands a publishing deal for his book of short stories. He also teaches a creative writing class.
%%* PutOnABus
%%* TheBusCameBack

%%* LittleMissSnarker

[[folder:Kyle McCarty]]
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* LoveMakesYouCrazy
* TheResenter: Especially when Lily does not consider him at all as her replacement.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Kyle is PutOnTheBus to start training as a SWAT doctor and we never hear from him again.

!!Supporting Characters

[[folder:Bruce van Exel]]
%%* BlackBestFriend
* TheConfidant: For Amy, to the point where he sometimes gets more information than he wants (particularly regarding her boyfriends).
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky

[[folder:Donna Kozlowski]]
* GeniusDitz: Oh so much.
%%* HypercompetentSidekick

[[folder:Sean Potter]]
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Of the BeleagueredBureaucrat variety.

!!Recurring Characters

[[folder:Michael Cassidy]]

[[folder:Zola Knox]]
%%* HelloAttorney

[[folder:Lily Reddicker, M.D.]]
%%* DefrostingIceQueen
%%* HospitalHottie
%%* PutOnABus
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

[[folder:Stu Collins]]

[[folder:Heather Labonte]]

[[folder:David McClaren]]
* ByronicHero: Carries definite shades of this.
%%* PromotedToLoveInterest
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome

[[folder:Ignacio Messina]]
* InsistentTerminology: Say it with him: ''landscape designer''. (As opposed to ''gardener''.)
%%* NiceGuy