A look at the relationship between two lawyers: a young prodigy (Baruchel) and his mentor (Johnson), a jaded defense attorney.
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 Grant Cooper (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Skip Ross (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Dulcinea 'Dee' Real (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Kate Manat (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Sheriff Hawk / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Tom Ross (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Ryan Norris (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Allan Marshall / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Father Ross / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Dick Dietz (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Ryan Cern (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Jesus Lima (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Harbor Master Owen / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Interpreter (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Judge Nina Tonai (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Zvonimir Hace ...
 Inmate (2 episodes, 2005)
Pete Stamatelatos ...
 Reporter (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Mrs. Ross (2 episodes, 2005)
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Skip Ross graduated from law school with honors at 19, only to find no firm will let him do all what he, in youthful naivety, wants: plead so justice be done in court. So the prodigy accepts a partnership with his antipode: Grant Cooper has the worst reputation and honor nor reputation. In every case Grant's cynical, pessimistic pragmatism clashes with Skip's simplistically noble virtue and legal brilliance. Yet their LA clients, usually too poor to afford a decent firm, are served surprisingly well. Kate Manat, second only to him in class, chose a subservient, well-paid job in a prestigious firm, but envies Skip being a trial lawyer. Written by KGF Vissers

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First-run episodes aired on the WB attracted an audience averaging 50 years; the network, seeking a much younger demographic, quickly canceled the show. See more »

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"Don Johnson's best work ever."
26 September 2005 | by (Calgary AB Canada) – See all my reviews

Although I have been familiar with Don Johnson's work since "Miami Vice" and also watched "Nash Bridges" (for the most part because my wife enjoyed it)I have never thought of Johnson as an actor. He was amusing, charming and (in "Vice") showed occasional sparks of talent but hardly to be described as a fine actor; rather more of a celebrity who walked through his roles and made it by dint of his abundance of personality. The first episode of "Just Legal" caused me to radically modify my opinion. Johnson was simply superb. Certainly the writing was above par and the supporting cast was more than adequate, but above all Don Johnson shone as an *actor*. The opening of the episode with the dissipated lawyer behaving immorally (from a legal point of view) is good but the single scene of Johnson putting his head down on the table was enough to evoke laughter out loud. His development through the episode and the fine summary in court at the end was worthy of many a better regarded thespian. Whether the series can produce writing to support this new Don Johnson is open to question. The professional critic from whom I cribbed the summary above said it best: "Don Johnson's best work ever."


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