''Bull'' is a 2016 LawProcedural created by [[DrPhil Phil McGraw]] that first aired on Creator/{{CBS}} on September 20, 2016. The show is based on Dr. Phil's early career as a trial consultant.

[[Series/{{NCIS}} Michael Weatherly]] stars as Dr. Jason Bull, a brilliant psychologist who uses his intimate knowledge of human behavior to better understand what motivates a jury to decide the guilt of someone on trial. Together with his team at Trial Analysis Corporation, Bull uses the science of human behavior and interaction to help his clients prove their innocence in court.

!!This series contains examples of the following tropes:
* AccidentalMisnaming: Adele Bensimon keeps getting Bull's name wrong, referring to him as "Mr. Wool" and "Dr. Bill".
* AffectionatePickpocket: Bull uses a classic handshake lift to steal Clyde Rutledge's watch before giving the man a bear hug as an additional distraction.
* AmoralAttorney: In the second episode Bull discovers that the pilot's attorney has a serious conflict of interest. His firm represents both the pilot and the airline. If the pilot is found negligent then it shifts some of the liability away from the airline which means that the airline will pay less money in damages to the victims and the lawyer's firm will be paid more. It was highly unethical for the lawyer not to disclose this since he stands to gain a lot of money if he throws the case. Naturally, once the pilot is made aware of this, [[RealityEnsues she fires him on the spot]].
** Benny Colon, TAC in house attorney, is a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], as he left the District Attorney's Office because he couldn't bring himself to get a conviction on a man he knew was innocent. Bull even admits he'd never have anyone else represent him.
* ArmyOfLawyers: Pete Peters hires a top-notch defense team to try and defend his son. Bull points out that this would actually work against their favor due to the optics of a wealthy father sparing no expense for his unlikable son, making the defense unrelatable to the jurors. Pete takes his advice and only brings the head lawyer and one assistant to the actual trial.
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: The defendant in episode three suffered from this, with many people convinced of her guilt because the maker of a popular podcast accused her of murdering her rapist three years ago, with incomplete facts to back up her accusations.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Bess Johnson immediately sees through Bull's facade and says that he could only get so skilled at what he does by coming from a troubled home and having to learn how to read people in order to keep them happy and himself out of trouble.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Callisto", we briefly see a notebook labelled [[TheProblemWithPenIsland "BULLS HIT LIST"]]. Remove the space between the first two words.
** Also counts as a MultipleReferencePun, since the list is fake, intended as a decoy to mislead the rival attorney.
* HollywoodLaw:
** There is actually no real evidence for probable cause to secure an arrest or search warrant at the end of "The Necklace".
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the third episode, as evidence is presented at trial [[spoiler: that the murdered's teammates were using steroids]].
** Episode four is about a patent infringement suit in Texas. It takes place in a fictional town named Callisto. However, patent law in the US is a federal issue. Therefore it would be tried by one of the four federal district courts in Texas. All of these are in major cities. Callisto's reputation as a favorable jurisdiction for patent plaintiffs probably comes from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which also has this (where one in four patent suits is filed). It's located in the city of Tyler.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Errol Windmere sues Kerry Ketchum for patent infringement. But, when the two get a chance to actually talk, Windmere turns out to be genuinely concerned for Kerry's sister (having studied her in the past) and quickly drops the suit upon learning that the drug in question was created using a technique he never thought of.
* InnerMonologue: Bull frequently imagines what people might say at any given moment.
* NiceToTheWaiter: Clyde Rutledge is an example of how public opinion can turn negative if one ''isn't'' nice to others. He has his female associate pull a heavy trolley up the courthouse steps. The first time it is somewhat understandable since he is surrounded by reporters and is busy declaring his client innocent. The second time he refuses to help even as he sees her struggle. This is not only observed by Bull but also by two female jurors. Bull immediately realizes that they have to replace Clyde as the lead lawyer or they are guaranteed to lose the case.
* RogueJuror: Bull talks about how a verdict is often decided by a single juror being enough of a force to sway everyone else to his or her side. For the Brendan Peters case, he targets Bess Johnson, believing that he can make Brendan seem enough like her own son and make her feel sympathetic towards the boy.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Clyde Rutledge is fond of using flowery language while altering his voice to try and sound like UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr. He thinks it makes him seem impressive while literally everyone else thinks it makes him sound like a pretentious ass.
-->'''Rutledge''': As surely as the sun rises in the east, my client will be vindicated.
* SimpleCountryLawyer: The TAC team travels to Texas where they enlist the assistance of Merle, a local lawyer who's more used to small-scale civil issues rather than high-stakes corporate lawsuits. He comports himself well with a bit of coaching from TAC. During the case, they go up against Diana, a much more experienced corporate lawyer who, nevertheless, plays up her familiarity with the townsfolk to try and sway the jury to her side.
* SpannerInTheWorks: TAC's attempts to go up against [=WinGen=] Pharmaceuticals are hampered by the presiding judge not really having the patience for a long trial and rushing both sides through the case, preventing TAC from being able to conduct their usual research. Fortunately, Bull had several contingencies in place for just that sort of development.