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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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Simon Baker ...  Nick Fallin 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Alan Rosenberg ...  Alvin Masterson 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Raphael Sbarge ...  Jake Straka 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Dabney Coleman ...  Burton Fallin 67 episodes, 2001-2004
Wendy Moniz-Grillo ...  Louisa 'Lulu' Archer / ... 58 episodes, 2001-2004
Charles Malik Whitfield ...  James Mooney 45 episodes, 2001-2003
Denise Dowse ...  Judge Rebecca Damsen 32 episodes, 2001-2004
Kathleen Chalfant ...  Laurie Solt 27 episodes, 2001-2004
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Storyline

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 fifteen hundred 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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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Raphael Sbarge, who played 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 »

Quotes

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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29 August 2004 | by masa-ozmecSee all my reviews

this show is brilliant. it is so nice to watch something like that on TV. simon baker is a very good actor. it is too bad that he wasn't nominated for emmy at least once. he would really earn that. i haven't seen all seasons yet. today i've seen the first episode of the third season(is that the last season as well?). and the performance of all characters is just amazing. it is too bad, that they don't filming anymore. because the show was actually realistic. and it was nice too watch it every Sunday in the evening. i really thought that they would making it at least few years more. it is really bad and sad because they ended. our TV needs more things like this. that is why i hope that they will make something like that in the near future. the show is just... brilliant


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