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 ... See full summary »

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

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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 ...  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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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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Drama | Crime

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CBS [United States]

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El guardià See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Raphael Sbarge (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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Excellent series, I miss the reruns this summer.
29 July 2003 | by fxc2010See all my reviews

I really enjoy this series, even in reruns, I just don't understand why it gets so little publicity in the regular season. The acting is so good, Simon Baker and Dabney Coleman...make a statement just by the raising of an eyebrow or a smile. Nick Fallin as played by Baker really is a kpuzzlement!! But as you watch the story develop, even if you think Fallin is using poor judgement, you end up hoping he succeeds to make things right for himself or his client! Such a challanging hour!! Thanks so much, looking forward to the fall season


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