Law & Order: Season 20, Episode 9

For the Defense (13 Nov. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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The DA's office discovers that a former prosecutor now working as a defense attorney has been getting damaging witness in his trials killed, and that Rubirosa was unknowingly a co-conspirator in one of his cases.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paige Regan
Bart Rainey
Alvin 'Mad Dog' Jackson
Maxwell Cavanaugh
Les Gomez
Shelley Lovett


After a key witness for a murder trial is found dead outside her hotel room, Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard become involved in a spiraling case that unravels into an intricate conspiracy, leaving additional witnesses' lives in danger and Rubirosa in the crossfire. Black market dealings, affairs and drug cartels intertwine to expose the risk of taking the stand as a witness when corrupt officials control the court. Written by NBC Publicity

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Ice Water Adversary
30 May 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Criminal attorneys generally learn their trade at a District Attorney's office and then go out into private practice, sometimes commanding huge fees the bigger the criminals they defend. Such is the case with Jonathan Cake who defends some big mob people. But Law And Order hasn't had a lawyer like Cake who from either side of the aisle is willing to commit murder to win a case. He's one coldblooded lawyer serial killer.

Detectives Anthony Anderson and Jeremy Sisto are assigned to investigate a woman's murder and their suspicions fall on mobster Casey Siemaszko. But soon enough some bad vibes start emanating from lawyer Cake that he becomes the prime target.

The big problem is that Alana De La Garza was once involved with him and that compromises the DA's case almost.

Linus Roache as ADA Mike Cutter may have faced his toughest cross examination with Cake. He's a smooth, smirking, ice water adversary.

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