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"The Defenders" (2010) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1
Year: 2010 | 2011


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

22 September 2010
Nick and Pete defend a young man facing a murder charge in a case unique to Vegas that requires a slight bending of the rules and 'by any means necessary' tactics.

James Belushi ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry O'Connell ... Pete Kaczmarek

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett)

Tanya Fischer ... Zoey Waters

Gillian Vigman ... Jessica Morelli

Natalie Zea ... ADA Meredith Kramer

Teddy Sears ... ADA Thomas Cole

Eric Ladin ... Dan Shepard

Bruce Jarchow ... Clyde

Michael Adler ... Dr. Pitts

Helena Mattsson ... Tawney

Stephen Root ... Judge Taylor

Frank Sinatra Jr. ... Himself

Gizza Elizondo ... Ana Mendez

Nick Nordella ... Scott Shepard

Rebecca Rose Phillips ... Kimberly Novak (as Rebecca Phillips)

Matthew Florida ... Edward Ford

Max Adler ... Robert Church

Cole Jensen ... Sammy Morelli
Norma Michaels ... Eunice Brown

Laura Niles ... Eva Demoan

Kim Yarbrough ... Clerk

Nate Reese ... Deputy Jerry

Akanni Ayo ... Jury Member (uncredited)
Ashley Bates ... Cocktail Server (uncredited)

Dave Bean ... Baseball Coach (uncredited)

Bill Blair ... Frank Sinatra Jr. Band - Trombonist (uncredited)
Basilina Butler ... Bailiff (uncredited)

G. Larry Butler ... Frank Sinatra Jr.'s Pianist (uncredited)

Tom Fitzpatrick ... Las Vegas EmCee (uncredited)

Lanette Fugit ... Chrissy's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Natalina Maggio ... Jewelery Store Model (uncredited)
Zach Mami ... Cell Phone Guy (uncredited)
Laura McDavid ... Judging Fan (uncredited)

Angie Patterson ... Denise (uncredited)
Christopher Reddick-Johnson ... Ray (uncredited)

Christina Riegert ... Casino Guest (uncredited)

Adrienne Rusk ... Courtroom Visitor (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Las Vegas v. Reid

29 September 2010
Nick works the system to free a single mother accused of running down a jogger while chit chatting on her cell phone, meanwhile, Pete does his best to help a man down on his luck.

Season 1, Episode 3: Nevada v. Carter

6 October 2010
Nick defends a stripper accused of solicitation, and Pete is forced to take an unwanted case after losing a hand of poker.

Season 1, Episode 4: Nevada v. Cerrato

13 October 2010
Nick is ready to accept a simple arson case until he realizes that his client could be convicted of first-degree murder. Meanwhile, Pete helps a lottery winner take on a casino when he loses his fortune after a night of high rolling.

Season 1, Episode 5: Nevada v. Sen. Harper

20 October 2010
Nick and Pete are shocked when their client, a state senator, is charged with the kidnapping and burglary of his mistress in the midst of a divorce case. Meanwhile, Pete defends an attractive cabana girl from accusations of assault and battery.

Season 1, Episode 6: Nevada v. Rodgers

27 October 2010
When a man is killed and an off-duty cop is left wounded in a bar shooting, Nick must prove reasonable doubt in his client's charge for attempted murder. Meanwhile, Pete tries to cut a deal for man caught with stolen Elvis memorabilia.

Season 1, Episode 7: Las Vegas vs. Johnson

3 November 2010
When an entertainer's girlfriend is charged with his murder, Nick begrudgingly accepts Pete's request to represent the finicky mistress.

James Belushi ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry O'Connell ... Pete Kaczmarek

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett)

Tanya Fischer ... Zoey Waters

Lana Parrilla ... Betty

Teddy Sears ... ADA Thomas Cole

Bernard White ... Judge

Taylor Nichols ... Kasso

Michael Adler ... Dr. Pitts

Andrew Hawkes ... Detective Cervelli

Marcus Giamatti ... Lawyer #2
Michael Crider ... Lawyer #1
Cordelia Richards ... Lawyer #3

William Morse ... Jason

Roxanne Beckford ... Foreman

Mackenzie Astin ... Paparazzo

Marcus Folmar ... Storage Unit Manager

Julian Acosta ... Judge Reyes (uncredited)

Ron E. Dickinson ... Guard (uncredited)

Nealla Gordon ... Judge Susan White (uncredited)

Brian Howe ... Chief of Detectives (uncredited)

Ron Melendez ... ADA Boyd Sneed (uncredited)

Christopher Stanley ... Mark Cordell (uncredited)

Roman Teska ... Juror (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: Nevada v. Killa Diz

10 November 2010
Nick comes to the defense of a young rapper wanted on two counts of first-degree murder. Meanwhile, Pete takes the case of an Internet hacker facing RICO charges.

James Belushi ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry O'Connell ... Pete Kaczmarek

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett)

Tanya Fischer ... Zoey Waters

Romeo Miller ... Killa Diz (as Romeo)

Tyler Francavilla ... Quinn O'Hallahan

Rockmond Dunbar ... Bounce

Teddy Sears ... ADA Thomas Cole

A. Russell Andrews ... Det. Markowitz

Leah Pipes ... Alexis

J. August Richards ... ADA Bracken

Mo McRae ... Rapper

Markus Flanagan ... Agent Solo

Julian Acosta ... Judge Reyes

Nealla Gordon ... Judge Susan White

Angela Elayne Gibbs ... Judge Lowery (as Angela E. Gibbs)
Clayton Pitts ... Young Man
Zone ... Corner Boy

Rachel Sondag ... Bailiff

Gregoer Boru ... Simon Towers (uncredited)
Paddy Connor ... Bartender (uncredited)
Justin Reed ... Las Vegas Police Officer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: Whitten v. Fenlee

17 November 2010
When a woman's husband dies from a fall on a construction site, Nick and Pete look to prove wrongful death against the company. Meanwhile, Pete tries to help an online blogger avoid jail after exposing an illusionist's magic trick.

James Belushi ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry O'Connell ... Pete Kaczmarek

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett)

Tanya Fischer ... Zoey Waters

Linara Washington ... Lacy Whitten

Christopher Stanley ... Mark Cordell

Skyler Stone ... Aaron Ayles

Penn Jillette ... Reuben Charters

Julian Acosta ... Judge Reyes

Scott Hoxby ... Tom Singler

Justin Willman ... Colin Pettigrew (as Justin 'Kredible' Willman)

Brent Briscoe ... Tyler Ralston

Hamilton Mitchell ... Judge Dowler

Al Carabello ... Don Seaver
Phil Van Tee ... Fred

James Bentley ... Ricky (as Jimmy Bentley)

Stephen Wastell ... Sly (as Steve Wastell)

Cole Jensen ... Sammy Morelli

Mark DeLisle ... Cop

Sheetal Gandhi ... Court Clerk

Josh Latzer ... Bailiff

Marisa Saks ... Pretty Client

Richard Bernard ... Corporate Lawyer (uncredited)
Erin Grace ... Court Room Attendee (uncredited)

Monnae Michaell ... Judge Bass (uncredited)

Sarah Phillips ... Magician Assistant (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 10: Nevada v. Dennis

8 December 2010
When a young man is pulled over carrying guns with filed-off serial numbers, Nick and Pete try to get the charges thrown out. Meanwhile, Nick agrees to help the ADA's sister save a bear from being euthanized.

Season 1, Episode 11: Nevada v. Riley

15 December 2010
Nick and Pete come to the aid of a troubled ex-football player charged with battery. Meanwhile, Pete becomes exasperated when his father shows up in town.

James Belushi ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry O'Connell ... Pete Kaczmarek

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Lisa Tyler (as Jurnee Smollett)

Tanya Fischer ... Zoey Waters

Matt Bushell ... Brett Riley

David Ramsey ... ADA Ward

Michael B. Silver ... Dr. Stewart

Kristin Richardson ... Jen Riley
Alberto Isaac ... Judge Chang

James Brolin ... Teddy Kaczmarek

James Curreri ... John Meers

Nicolai Dorian ... Brett Jr.

Martha Smith ... Anita

Michael Lanahan ... Guard (Jimmy)

Ben Bray ... Guard (Jeff)

Asante Jones ... Officer

Jennifer Candy ... Court Clerk
Thomas Lee Tully ... Foreperson
Shane Anderson ... Security Guard
Greg Smith ... Football Coach

Cory Blevins ... ADA Henley (uncredited)
Craig Dabbs ... Bailiff (uncredited)

Casey Hendershot ... Corrections officer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 12: Nevada v. Wayne

12 January 2011
Nick's personal ties to a young man charged with sexual assault prompt him to defend the accusations. Meanwhile, Pete is stunned when he has jury duty.

James Belushi ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry O'Connell ... Pete Kaczmarek

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Lisa Tyler

Tanya Fischer ... Zoey Waters

Kathleen Wilhoite ... Natalie

Trevor Morgan ... Mike

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Judge Gelineau

Teddy Sears ... ADA Thomas Cole

Ellen Woglom ... Lona

Robyn Cohen ... ADA Quinn

Michael Harney ... Sergeant Smith

Monnae Michaell ... Judge Bass

Georgia Hatzis ... Kelli

Dean Chekvala ... Alexei

Camilla Luddington ... Talia
Heidi Bohay ... Mary

Kurt Basa ... Attorney Dent

Stephen Keber ... Ray

Tom Virtue ... Plainclothes Detective

R.C. Ormond ... Uniformed Leader (as RC Ormond)

Justin Wade ... Jury Foreman

Casey Hendershot ... Corrections Officer

Jesse G. Louis ... Court Clerk (as Jesse Weinberg)

Season 1, Episode 13: Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy

4 February 2011
Seventeen years after disappearing on the eve of his wife's murder trial, a man from Nick's past returns to Vegas looking to prove his innocence by relying on new technological tools.

James Belushi ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry O'Connell ... Pete Kaczmarek

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Lisa Tyler

Tanya Fischer ... Zoey Waters

Dean Norris ... Donnie Barrett

Katherine LaNasa ... Linda Cole
Michele Greene ... Judge Glynn

April Grace ... ADA Hannah Harper

Laura Heisler ... Susie Barrett

John Laughlin ... Lance Cahill

Brynn Thayer ... Karen McCormick

Nealla Gordon ... Judge Susan White

Daniel J. Travanti ... Carmine

Patrick Quinlan ... Cop

Frank Maharajh ... Criminalist

Sandy Baumann ... Foreman Miller
Darryl Alan Reed ... Groundskeeper

Kevin D'Arcy ... Court Clerk

Richard Bernard ... Carmine's Henchman (uncredited)

Eli Jane ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Candace McKinney ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 14: Nevada v. Doug the Mule

11 February 2011
When a young man is pulled over carrying 30 bricks of cocaine, Nick and Pete look to prove their client was duped by a girl he met on spring break.

James Belushi ... Nick Morelli (as Jim Belushi)

Jerry O'Connell ... Pete Kaczmarek

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Lisa Tyler

Tanya Fischer ... Zoey Waters

Kuno Becker ... Tony Velasco

Ryan Pinkston ... Doug Christensen

Michael Chieffo ... Mr. Christensen

David Ramsey ... ADA Ward

Erik Palladino ... Agent Bukant

Kim Matula ... Mia

Mary Gross ... Judy Baker

Monnae Michaell ... Judge Bass

David Barrera ... Detective Fierro

Lois Atkins ... Lucy Cardell

Dan Aykroyd ... Judge Max Hunter

Robert Belushi ... ADA Nicholson (as Rob Belushi)

Arturo del Puerto ... Jorge

Elisabeth Harmon-Haid ... Court Clerk (as Elisabeth Harmon)

Janet Song ... Asian Woman
Jesse J. Donnelly ... Jury Foreman (as Jesse Donnelly)

Bobby Reed ... Snippy Server (as Bobby Charles Reed)

Kelli Dawn Hancock ... Female LVPD Officer

Pablo Espinosa ... Officer

Lindsey Sporrer ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: Nevada v. Hunter

18 February 2011
Facing thirty counts of possession of a controlled substance, an overconfident judge turns to Nick, who has no choice but to help acquit him of the charges.

Season 1, Episode 16: Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals

25 February 2011
Two separates incidents of victims overdosing on epinephrine prompt Nick and Pete to sue a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company for faulty packaging. Meanwhile, Lisa has a secret affair with ADA Ward while contemplating an intriguing job offer.

Season 1, Episode 17: Nevada v. Greene

4 March 2011
Unable to recall any events from the previous night, the son of a hotel owner turns to Nick and Pete for help after he awakes to find a casino host strangled to death in a hot tub.

Season 1, Episode 18: Morelli v. Kaczmarek

11 March 2011
The law firm of Morelli & Kaczmarek is no more when Nick and Pete temporarily dissolve their partnership so they can both represent a husband and wife accused of murdering a yoga instructor.

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