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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 Louisa 'Lulu' Archer / ... (58 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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A pure CBS classic!
20 July 2006 | by (Fairfax, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"THE GUARDIAN," in my opinion, is a pure CBS classic! I haven't seen every episode, but I still enjoyed it. However, I think it was always touching when a mishap occurred. I always felt deeply moved. It's hard to say which episode was my favorite. It would probably have to be the pilot. Despite the fact that it was a short-lived series, it would have been nice if all the main characters had stayed with the show throughout its entire run. It seems that no one stays with a show throughout its entire run. Everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the costumes were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, I hope they bring it back on the air for fans of the show to see.


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