Top-lawyer Ron Trott runs his own prestigious L.A. law firm, which offers first-rate criminal defense, charging top-dollar to the wealthy, guilty or innocent or civil party, or occasionally accepts a case for the publicity or for a friend. He has an elaborate team, mainly comprised of specialists, from detectives and ex-public prosecutor Luther Graves to various paralegals such as a specialist in jury-selection and psychology. However Trott has a bright right-hand, charming Tom Nicholson, who is likely to become at least as good a pleader, provided he can control one weakness Ron seems immune for: human feelings such as sympathy, sincere disgust or compassion can cloud the cool competitive killer-instinct to win at any cost to earn a king's ransom. Written by
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The show's original title was 'American Crime', which is also the title of the cable news program that Suzanne Fulcrum hosts within the series. See more
[Ron Trott speaking opening theme narration
"Like I always say... If you've got the right lawyer with you, we've got the greatest legal system in the world."
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"Lawyers, Guns and Money"
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