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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 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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Raphael Sbarge (Jake Straka) didn't know his character was going to be gay until he received the script in which his character was revealed as such, in the middle of the third season. 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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The Envelope, Please
15 February 2004 | by (CT, USA) – See all my reviews

Just saw the 2/10 episode about Down's Syndrome. This was the most sensitively written, acted and directed hour of television I have seen in many years. I believe the Academy should recognize the wonderful creative work of this episode when it comes time for Emmy nominations. The program raised difficult issues and didn't offer easy, pat solutions.

BRAVO! to the cast and director and writers for a job well done.


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