Fairly Legal

Fairly Legal

Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi) is a firm believer that justice can always be found-even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a mediator. Thanks to her innate understanding of human nature, thorough legal knowledge, and wry sense of humor, Kate is a natural when it comes to dispute resolution. Except, it seems, when it comes to conflicts in her own life.

Since her father's sudden death, Kate's relationship with her new boss-her "wicked" stepmother Lauren (Virginia Williams)-has grown ever more complicated, and the situation with her soon-to-be-ex-husband Justin (Michael Trucco), a San Francisco ADA, is no less confusing. With help from her resourceful assistant Leonardo (Baron Vaughn), Kate's doing her best to focus on work and avoid her own problems. But with new personal challenges and tough, unconventional cases suddenly on her docket, this newly-minted mediator's skills are about to be put to the test. (Source: USA Network)

Episode Info

Prev: 2x13 -- Finale (Jun/15/2012)

Kate digs deeper when a news station fires a lesbian couple for fraternizing in the workplace. Also, Kate must choose between Justin and Ben.

Sarah ShahiSarah Shahi
As Kate Reed
Michael TruccoMichael Trucco
As Justin Patrick
Virginia WilliamsVirginia Williams
As Lauren Reed
Ryan Johnson (1)Ryan Johnson (1)
As Ben Grogan
Baron VaughnBaron Vaughn
As Leonardo Prince


Reviews: 2
Sandra Bulllock like personality that delivers.Rating: 4 likes, 0 dislikes

This show has all the givings a success. Kate Reed's character could easily have been played by Sandra Bullock. Sarah Shahi could easily play the character of Sandra Bullock in a biography of the life of Sandra Bullock. She is refreshingly appealing. The story lines are intertwined and balanced with the kind of appeal that will draw you in to the next episode just because you don t want to miss that feel good feeling that it will deliver. Read more

Review posted on Saturday, January 22nd 2011 at 11:39 am

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2x13: Finale recap: The episode begins with Kate waking up in Justin’s bed; looking confused and unsure about her feelings. Next, Kate reaches office and tells Leo that she and Justin are moving in together and that she needs him to find her an apartment. Ben hears this and suggests that they shouldn’t be renting an apartment; instead they should buy it. Leo reminds her that her nine o’clock appointment is arrived. She asks them to leave. Kate is still confused about Ben. Next, her today’s case is about two lesbian partners who were fired from work for fraternizing at work place. But the girls’ lawyer claims that Real Time News Network fired them because they are gay. The lawyer admits that Nora, is an anchor and Rachael was a research and analyst intern... read more.

2x12: Force Majeure recap: The episode begins with Ben walking into Leo’s office, inquiring about the man present in the conference room; Robin Archer; the billionaire businessman. Lauren tells Ben that Archer is buying their client’s airlines. But it is unusual that the man himself shows up t some office. Lauren is nervous. Kate arrives and she finds the tickets to Claudia Alvez, a Brazilian singer and songwriter, lying on her table; they were delivered by Justin. But these tickets are for her private show. Kate is ecstatic. Ben tries to be sarcastic and Kate ignores him. Meanwhile, Lauren meets Archer. Archer is ready to offer $35 a share for Metro; but Lauren demands $52 per share. Archer agrees and asks her to meet him for lunch with the papers. Next, Justin and Kate are at Claudia’s show... read more.

2x11: Borderline recap: The episode begins with two lawyers arguing with Kate looking on. Leonardo then comes in to say something to Kate, but just then everyone freezes, except Kate. She then sees everyone outside is also frozen on their tracks. Just then she sees a huge wave coming in and shattering her window, and next wakes up from her nightmare, with a start. She then sees a call from Ben, but doesn’t pick it up. Leo then calls and she picks up his call. Leo says he has Ben for her on the line, she tells him to make some excuse for her not picking up. Ben then informs Kate that she has to go to Lake Tahoe where there is a client waiting for her. Meanwhile, after spending the night together Kate discusses with Justin how it’s not a big deal for two divorced people to be sleeping together... read more.

2x10: Shattered recap: The episode begins with Ben arriving in the office and telling Leo that he needs to forget that he showed up at Leo’s house asking for Kate, the night she ditched the dinner date. Just then there is a woman that walks in and Benn seems a little comfortable on seeing her. He is trying to avoid her. Kate arrives and she finds that Ben is being a little grumpy. The woman, Beth, who Ben didn’t want to confront or meet, was a lawyer and it seems that he knew her well. Next, Kate is attending her mediation for the day. Beth accuses a nurse for negligence due to which her client, Miss Galmon broke her hip and led to further complications. The nurse, Cassandra tells Kate that she was attending to Miss Galmon and someone called out her name. She turned for just one second and the unfortunate accident happened. The nurse tells Kate that she is on a work Visa and if she loses her job, she will be sent back to Haiti... read more.

2x9: Kiss Me, Kate recap: The episode begins with Kate calling customer support as Beth, saying that she has some trouble with a particular device. Later on she tells the executive that she kissed a guy she works with. She is talking about Ben here. Next morning, as usual Kate is late for a meeting and it is with Judge Nicastro. As she enters the office, she sees Ben and pretends to be busy on the phone, but jus then her phone rings! Oops! Ben asks her for dinner, but she says that she is a little tied up. It is Leo telling her to meet Nicastro in the courtroom and not his chambers. Nicastro arrives. He declares that the Bay City Metro has declared bankruptcy and that they have no money to pay the union and hence he declares that the union contract is null and void. Nicastro orders both parties to meet him in the conference room for mediation... read more.
Recurring Guests

Esai Morales as D.A. Aaron Davidson (6 eps)
Gerald McRaney as Judge David Nicastro (5 eps)
Richard Dean Anderson as David Smith (4 eps)
Ethan Embry as Spencer Reed (3 eps)
Devon Weigel as Kim (3 eps)
Tim Fellingham as Andrew (3 eps)
Richard Keats as Judge Becker (2 eps)
Raugi Yu as Ben #1 (2 eps)
Belita Moreno as Betty (2 eps)
Lloyd Owen as Robin Archer (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled
Network: USA Network ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 20, 2011
Ended: June 15, 2012
Episode Order: 13
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