Matt and Eli haven't always gotten along. But, when it's in the best interests of the firm, the latter encourages the former to stick around.
Meet Matt Dowd. If Eli wants to be rude, competitive and ambitious, he could learn a thing or two from Dowd.

Eli Stone Quotes

Lenore: So, his father and I went outside to find Eli naked covered in feathers and chocolate syrup.
Eli: Thanks, Mom. [to Nathan] And thank you, too.
Nathan: Come on, I was ten. Just be glad I couldn't find tar.

Are you breaking up with me? 'Cause I-I was just diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, and that would be really bad timing on your part.

Eli Stone