Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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 Nick Fallin (67 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Alvin Masterson (67 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Jake Straka (67 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Burton Fallin (67 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 James Mooney (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Judge Rebecca Damsen (32 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Laurie Solt (27 episodes, 2001-2004)
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Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to be squeezed into his 24/7 cutthroat world of mergers, acquisitions and board meetings. Reluctantly, he's now The Guardian - a part-time child advocate at Legal Aid Services, where one case after another is an eye-opening instance of kids caught up in difficult circumstances. Written by GG

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Law for profit. Justice for children. Attorney Nick Fallin walks the line.

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25 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Inspired by the work of producer David Hollander's brother, a child advocate lawyer. See more »

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Nick: My mom-my mom said I will always treat woman better than my father does.
Lulu: So do you?
Nick: I don't know, want to find out?
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The Empire In My Mind
Written by Jakob Dylan
Performed by The Wallflowers
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Strong acting, not too much fluff
25 September 2001 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I must admit I rarely tune in to CBS for their dramas... or anything for that matter... but since CBS is the only station able to broadcast full signal in NYC right now...

Simon Baker has got "it". I'm not sure what that is... but I popped on the TV and he immediately grabbed me. I recognized him from "L.A. Confidential" (Christmas eve pot bust), and was sucked in by his performance. He plays a rich kid lawyer/son of a lawyer recently busted for coke. Sentenced to community service at children services, he enters a world he's never seen... nor wants to see. All this while trying to play corporate hard-ball at his father's firm (and once in a while peeing in a cup for the probation officers). Good writing, strong performances by Baker and Coleman make for a promising show.

I am only afraid that it will get old quick... a new kid in trouble every week, a new corporation in the middle of a merger... but thats up to the writers... so far, so good.


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