As the all-knowing personal secretary of big shot lawyer Harvey Speckter, Donna is a refreshing professional who offers a perceptive and personal look at what happens at Pearson Hardman. In season 2, Donna makes the poor decision of destroying important evidence for one of the cases against Harvey Spector. This results in her losing her job, facing a mock trial and destroying her relationship with Harvey. The good thing is that, after the whole misunderstanding is cleared, she rises above it and returns to take her position. The lesson here is that people make mistakes, but you should always be true to yourself and confident in your abilities.
Louis Litt is probably the most complex and interesting character in Suits. He is the harbors a grudge against Harvey and Mike, sometimes Jessica and has a weird relationship with Donna. As one of the senior partners in the firm, Louis is highly intelligent and an experienced lawyer, which makes him feel in competition with Harvey. His insecurities as a partner and inferiority complex with Harvey make him one of the characters in the show who has human qualities. From jealousy to spite, Louis is not a likeable character until he portrays his loyal and hard working side.
He is first year associate who never went to Harvard - or any university for that matter - who makes it big at Pearson Hardman. Despite his history as a drug user, Mike Ross pulls it all together to pursue an unexpected career path: Harvey’s right hand man. While he tries to keep his degree-less state a secret from his colleagues, he manages to cause quite a stir in the office because of his camaraderie with his boss. He is a good example of new beginnings - o matter where you come from, once you decide to make a positive change in your life - everything is possible.
Entering as the obvious love interest of Mike Ross, there is much more to Rachel Zane than pencil skirts and high heels. As the best paralegal at Pearson Hardman, she is the only one who catches Mike’s eye at the office in terms of beauty as well as intelligence. While their relationship is complicated (to say the least), her and Mike remain good friends, with Mike encouraging Rachel to follow her dream to become a lawyer. Her lack of confidence in herself is the reason she doesn’t even bother taking the LSAT - and when she finally does, she passes with flying colors. Lesson learnt from Rachel is to always believe in yourself!
As managing partner at Pearson Hardman, Jessica is the big boss of everyone at the firm. Ousting her former partner Daniel Hardman, she is the queen who runs the ship on a tight leash. As a woman in power, she knows what she wants and does what she has to do to keep her firm afloat. Her character is the epitome of a successful woman who dedicates herself to work, however she also has a lack of personal and family life as she is religiously dedicated to her firm. She hates weakness in people and spots it from afar - even calling Mike out in the Mock trial against Rachel.
There is no way to summarize the lessons you learn from Harvey Speckter, but I can pretty much sum his personality up in 5 quotes: 1. “Lying to me doesn’t protect me. It betrays me.” 2. “When you’re backed against the wall, break the God damn thing down” 3. “I refuse to answer that on the grounds that I don’t want to” 4. “Sometimes the good guys gotta do bad things to make the bad guys pay.” 5. “People respond to how we’re dressed”
As one of the few awesome law dramas out there, Suits has revolutionized the corporate world by portraying bad-ass lawyers who rule New York City. In a world where risk is second nature and lawyers roll around in millions, the characters of the show are expected to be hyperbolic versions of corporate professionals.
Suits promises not only entertainment and intense drama, but it shows the true and gritting reality of the business world. Here are 6 lessons you can pick up from Suits: