|DON JOHNSON AND JAY BARUCHEL STAR IN A NEW
LEGAL DRAMA FROM JERRY BRUCKHEIMER - When David "Skip" Ross, a
19-year-old brilliant legal prodigy, can't land a job at any of the
prestigious Los Angeles law firms because he's too young, he ends up
working for Grant Cooper, a washed-up court-appointed attorney based in
Venice, California. Although Cooper is a functioning alcoholic with a
cynical view of the world, Skip never loses his dreams of becoming a
great trial lawyer. As they work their way through the legal system,
defending the accused and crusading for the unjustly wronged, Cooper
teaches Skip to be a lawyer and a man, while Skip renews Cooper's faith
in the law and himself.
|WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME - Cooper and Skip defend a young African-American man (guest star Jocko Sims) who has been wrongly accused of robbery and murder because of his race and the fact that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Skip uses a tactic he learned in law school to show that a witness cannot distinguish the defendant's photo from those of other black men, the prosecution presents a witness that catches them off guard. Meanwhile, Cooper gives manslaughter convict Dulcinea "Dee" Real a job as his receptionist to fulfill her parole agreement and Skip runs into his law school crush, Kate Manat, who is now working for the powerful law firm that wouldn't hire him.|
|THE PRICE OF BEAUTY - When Cooper and Skip
take on a client who has been paralyzed by her plastic surgeon, Cooper
hopes to settle the malpractice suit out of court believing that they'll
get a large settlement. When they learn that the opposing counsel has
secured costly expert witnesses, pages of discovery documents and has
damaging testimony on their client, Skip enlists the help from his
friend Kate, who works for the defense's firm.
Kate Manat: Susan Ward.
|4||8/13/06||2T7003||The Body in the Trunk|
|THE STREET LAWYERS - Cooper and Skip
defend a young realtor who's been accused of murdering a woman found in
the trunk of his car. Even after finding solid evidence that suggests
their client is innocent, the stubborn district attorney refuses to free
the accused from jail where he has been violently attacked.
|TO SETTLE OR NOT TO SETTLE - When Cooper
goes after a high profile case involving a man accused of murdering his
wife, he explains to Skip that this is the sort of case that could
garner them a lot of media attention with the prospect of future
clients. After Cooper unethically guarantees an acquittal to the accused
Joe Chase and Skip offers to represent him for free, Chase decides to
hire Cooper and Skip instead of one of the more powerful law firms.
Cooper and Skip find themselves in a difficult predicament though, after
some not-so-flattering facts about their client come to light.
Joe Chase: Dax Griffin.
|When Dee's friend, Susan Palavi, accuses
Jared Kale of raping her, Skip tries to persuade a reluctant Cooper to
help get justice for Susan, despite the fact that he is a defense
attorney. There are numerous facts weakening Susan's case: She is
Muslim and out of shame did not immediately report the crime; no one
witnessed the incident; she previously had consensual sex with Jared
when they were dating; she is friends with Dee, a paroled convict; and
Jared's parents are very rich and respected in the community. But after
Skip struggles to prepare a case by himself, hoping to get a civil
trial and then prompt criminal charges to be filed, Cooper gets tangled
in the situation as well. To Skip's dismay, his ambitious friend Kate
has landed the case for her high-powered law firm, and they're suing
Cooper's firm for libel. However, Skip cleverly gets Jared to mention a
previous rape charge against him during his deposition, and Jared's
parents, disgusted to realize they've been protecting Jared while he
commits crimes, agree to pay a settlement, drop their libel case and
allow Jared to be charged.
|In the middle of a murder case, Skip and
Cooper are shocked to discover that their pitiable, seemingly mentally
incapacitated client, Claude Osteen, is in fact a brilliant, extremely
manipulative faker--who is clearly guilty of this killing and several
others. Skip is disillusioned, but he and Cooper are legally bound to
do their best to defend Claude and not reveal his true nature because
of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, Kate aggressively tries to
persuade Skip to join the law firm where she works, and he is very
tempted. At least at a major firm, he could choose not to personally
defend a client he knows is guilty. Ultimately, Cooper saves Skip from
compromising his ideals and risking his career. Begrudgingly, Cooper
delivers a convincing closing argument and wins the case. But as Claude
exits the courthouse, he is arrested for a prior murder. Skip chooses
not to question the enigmatic Cooper on exactly how the police acquired
|When a Filipino illegal immigrant, Jesus
Lima, who speaks no English, is arrested for murdering a waitress,
Cooper arrives at the murder scene but ends up being arrested himself
after he strikes the man to make him stop incriminating himself to a
manipulative Filipino police officer. Disillusioned with her menial law
clerk job, Kate successfully defends Cooper, but she unfortunately
allows a devious assistant district attorney, Leeza Lynch, to exploit a
loophole that threatens Cooper's defense of Lima. Following clues, Skip
eventually helps Cooper prove that another bar patron, who signed a
bargain with Lynch in exchange for implicating Lima, actually committed
the murder to steal the waitress' lottery winnings.
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