In a series that hasn’t had too many characters come and go, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has had a tough time keeping ADAs in recent seasons. Since Diane Neal left in season nine, Michaela McManus came on for the tenth season of the series, only to leave midway in the year and the show brought back their first permanent ADA played by Stephanie March. Then last year, Christine Lahti signed on for the first handful of episodes only to be replaced again by March who was replaced by legendary actress Sharon Stone.
Now, however, they think they have solved the problem in signing actress Paula Patton. The Precious and Swing Vote star will start in the fifth episode of the twelfth season as ADA Mikka Von. No word on who will play the ADA in the first four episodes, or if an ADA will even be involved. Hopefully this solves the ADA case for the time being.