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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Sep/22/2010
Pete and Nick must bend the rules while defending a young man charged with murder.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Bruce Jarchow as Clyde | Cole Jensen as Sammy | Natalie Zea as Meredith | Teddy Sears as Ada Cole | Stephen Root as Judge Taylor | Michael Adler as Dr. Pitts | Helena Mattsson as Tawney | Eric Ladin as Dan | Gizza Elizonda as Ana Mendez |
Co-Guest Stars: Nick Nordella as Scott | Max Adler as Robert | Matthew Florida as Edward | Rebecca Rose Phillips as Kimberly | Kim Yarbrough as Clerk | Norma Michaels as Eunice | Frank Sinatra, Jr. as Frank Sinatra, Jr. | Laura Niles as Eva | Angela Patterson as Denise | Tom Fitzpatrick as Emcee | Nate Reese as Deputy Jerry | Ashley Bates as Cocktail Server (uncredited)

2 :01x02 - Las Vegas v. Reid

Sep/29/2010
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Cole Jensen as Sammy | Gillian Vigman as Jessica Morelli | Natalie Zea as Meredith Kramer | Teddy Sears as Ada Cole | Nealla Gordon as Judge White | Alyssa Shafer as Katie Reid | Susan May Pratt as Laura Reid | Glynn Turman as Judge Owens | Raphael Sbarge as Walter | Amy Cale Peterson as Ms. Edson | Arye Gross as Bennie | Robert Yu as Ada Gow | Ambrit Millhouse as Court Clerk | Pavel Lychnikoff as Goran | Leonard Kelly-Young as Schneider | Robert Pine as Judge Bronson | Pete Pastore as Company Rep | Alex Staggs as Tech | Ryan Alvarez as Jeff Philips | Joel Bryant as Stander

3 :01x03 - Nevada v. Carter

Oct/06/2010
Pete unwillingly takes on a case after he loses a hand of poker, while Nick takes on a case where a stripper has been accused of solicitation.
Guest Stars: Gillian Vigman as Jessica Morelli | Cole Jensen as Sammy | Natalie Zea as Meredith Kramer | Alona Tal as Ashley | Samuel L. Jones as Mason | Freda Foh Shen as Judge Sato | J. August Richards as ADA Bracken | Walter Addison as Judge Cooper | Kerisse Hutchinson as Keena | Michael Grant Terry as Jeff | Christopher DerGregorian as Jenks | Christian S. Anderson as Manning | Eli Goodman as Radcliff | Josh Latzer as Bailiff | Scott Lowell as Conlon | Tony Abbate as Polson | Lori Lively as Greta | Todd Weeks as Mitch | Sheetal Gandhi as Court Clerk 1 | Thomas Duong as Court Clerk 2 | Andrew Hawkes as Detective Cervelli | Nicholas DiNardo as Concierge
Director: Jeff Melman
Writer: Peter Noah

4 :01x04 - Nevada v. Cerrato

Oct/13/2010
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: John Ales as Vinnie | Brandon Keener as Leonard | Will Peters as Antonio | Mark Rolston as Johnny Greene | Miena Govich as ADA Hunt | William Charlton as ADA Donovan | Chris McGarry as Alan Faber | Jim O'brien (4) as Attorney Briar | Monnae Michaell as Judge Bass | Russell Andrews (1) as Det Markowitz | Tobias Forrest as Sparky O'Keefe | Andrew Shaw as Steve
Director: Charles Haid
Writer: Brett Conrad

5 :01x05 - Nevada v. Senator Harper

Oct/20/2010
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Steven Culp as Senator Clint Harper | Michelle Lombardo as Darian Sollaway | Jessica Tuck as Susan Harper | Michael Harney as Detective Hank Smith | Laura San Giacomo as Judge Anna Desanti | Ron Melendez as ADA Sneed | Teddy Sears as ADA Thomas Cole | Julian Acosta as Judge Miles Reyes | Nealla Gordon as Judge White |
Co-Guest Stars: Steve Tom as Tom Harrison | Amy Castle as Amy Dillard | Mel Fair as Reporter | Ambrit Millhouse as Court Clerk | Ryan K. Smith as Uniform
Director: Jeff Thomas

6 :01x06 - Nevada v. Rodgers

Oct/27/2010
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Louis Herthum as Joe Rodgers | Marshall Allman as Jim Rodgers | David Noroña as ADA Andrew Gomez | Glynn Turman as Judge Bob Owens | Jonathan Goldstein as Luke Purcell | Milena Govich as ADA Tracy Hunt | Scott Klace as DA Charles Robart | Peter Dobson as Arnie Barlow | Troy Winbush as Officer Chuck Collins | Blake Gibbons as Mr Wyatt | Leith M. Burke as Donte Neele |
Co-Guest Stars: Angelo Tiffe as Sergeant Sean Sullivan | Jeff Austin as Foreperson | Susan Griffiths as Marilyn Monroe | Nick Brooks as Sammy Davis, Jr | Andy DiMino as Dean Martin | Cheryl Tsai as Clerk | Andrew Burlinson as Tom Bukant | Amy Paffrath as Field Reporter | Carlos Acuna as Officer 1 | Joe Basile as Patrol Cop | Reggie Jordan as Reporter 2
Director: Jamie Babbit

7 :01x07 - Las Vegas v. Johnson

Nov/03/2010
A renowned Vegas personality known as Black Betty is accused of killing her rich and famous husband. Nick and Pete jump at this high-profile case.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Teddy Sears as ADA Thomas Cole | Bernard White as Judge | Taylor Nichols as Kasso | Michael Adler as Dr. Pitts | Andrew Hawkes as Detective Cervelli | Marcus Giamatti as Lawyer #2 | Michael Crider as Lawyer #1 | Cordelia Richards as Lawyer #3 | Lana Parrilla as Betty

8 :01x08 - Nevada v. Killa Diz

Nov/10/2010
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Romeo Miller as Killa Diz | Tyler Francavilla as Quinn | Teddy Sears as ADA Cole | Rockmond Dunbar as Bounce | Russell Andrews (1) as Det Markowitz | Leah Pipes as Alexis | J. August Richards as ADA Bracken | Julian Acosta as Judge Reyes | Markus Flanagan as Agent Solo | Nealla Gordon as Judge White | Maurice "Mô" McRae as Rapper |
Co-Guest Stars: Clayton Pitts as Young Man | Angela Elayne Gibbs as Judge Lowery | Zone as Corner Boy | Rachel Sondag as Bailiff
Director: Rod Holcomb
Writer: Brett Conrad

9 :01x09 - Whitten v. Fenlee

Nov/17/2010
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Linara Washington as Lacy | Christopher Stanley as Mark Cordell | Derek Hoxby as Tom Singler (as Scott Hoxby) | Skyler Stone as Aron Ayles | Julian Acosta as Judge Reyes | Justin Willman as Colin Pettigrew | Penn Jillette as Reuben Charters | Brent Briscoe as Tyler Ralston |
Co-Guest Stars: Hamilton Mitchell as Judge Dowler | Al Carabello as Don Seaver | Phil Van Tee as Fred | Jimmy Bentley as Ricky | Stephen Wastell as Sly | Mark Delisle as Cop | Cole Jensen as Sammy | Sheetal Gandhi as Court Clerk | Josh Latzer as Bailiff

10 :01x10 - Nevada v. Dennis

Dec/08/2010
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Teddy Sears as ADA Cole | Austin Butler as Cody | David Noroña as ADA Gomez | Wings Hauser as Paul | Monnae Michaell as Judge Bass | Nora Dunn as Amber | Katherine LaNasa as Linda Cole | April Parker-Jones as AAG Rowe | Robert Reinis as Judge Katz | Erik Palladino as AUSA Bukant | Tim Griffin as Agent Reese |
Co-Guest Stars: Travis Johns as Pick-Up Guy 1 | Troy Metcalf as Doughy Guy | Ambrit Millhouse as Court Clerk

11 :01x11 - Nevada v. Riley

Dec/15/2010
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: David Ramsey as ADA Ward | James Brolin as Teddy K | Matt Bushell as Brett | Kristin Richardson as Jen | Alberto Isaac as Judge Chang | Michael B. Silver as Dr. Stewart |
Co-Guest Stars: James Curreri as John Meers | Nicolai Dorian as Brett Jr | Martha Smith as Anita | Michael Lanahan as Guard (Jimmy) | Ben Bray as Guard (Jeff) | Asante Jones as Officer

12 :01x12 - Nevada v. Wayne

Jan/12/2011
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Teddy Sears as ADA Cole | Kathleen Wilhoite as Natalie | Trevor Morgan as Mike | Ellen Woglom as Lona | Monnae Michaell as Judge Bass | Stephen Tobolowsky as Judge Gelineau | Robyn Cohen as ADA Quinn | Michael Harney as Sergeant Smith | Georgia Hatzis as Kelli | Dean Chekvala as Alexei |
Co-Guest Stars: Camilla Luddington as Talia | Heidi Bohay as Mary | Kurt Basa as Attorney Dent | Fred Koehler as Timothy | Tom Virtue as Plainclothes Detective | Justin Wade as Jury Foreman | Cory Blevins as ADA Henley | Julian Acosta as Judge Reyes | Stephen Keber as Ray | Casey Hendershot as Corrections Officer
Director: Greg Beeman

13 :01x13 - Nevada v. Donnie The Numbers Guy

Feb/04/2011
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Dean Norris as Donnie | April Grace as ADA Harper | Daniel J. Travanti as Carmine | Laura Heisler as Susie | Michele Greene as Judge Glynn | John Laughlin as Lance | Katherine LaNasa as Linda Cole | Nealla Gordon as Judge White | Brynn Thayer as Karen |
Co-Guest Stars: Patrick Quinlan as Cop | Frank Maharajh as Criminalist | Sandy Baumann as Foreman | Darryl Alan Reed as Groundskeeper | Kevin D'Arcy as Court Clerk
Director: John Showalter
Writer: Brett Conrad

14 :01x14 - Nevada V. Doug The Mule

Feb/11/2011
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Michael Chieffo as Mr. Christensen | Ryan Pinkston as Doug | Kuno Becker as Alex Velasco | Kim Matula as Mia | Monnae Michaell as Judge Bass | David Ramsey as ADA Ward | David Barrera as Detective Fierro | Dan Aykroyd as Judge Max Hunter | Mary Gross as Divorcee | Erik Palladino as Agent Bukant | Lois Mathilda Atkins as Lucy |
Co-Guest Stars: Elisabeth Harmon as Court Clerk | Arturo Del Puerto as Jorge | Janet Song as Asian Woman | Bobby Charles Reed as Snippy Server | Kelli Dawn Hancock as Female LVPD Officer | Jesse Donnelly as Jury Foreman | Robert Belushi as ADA Nicholson | Pablo Espinosa as Officer
Director: Charles Haid

15 :01x15 - Nevada v. Hunter

Feb/18/2011
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Dan Aykroyd as Judge Max Hunter | Stephanie Y. Wang as Sonya | Lois Mathilda Atkins as Lucy | Robert Belushi as ADA Nicholson | Scott Klace as DA Robart | Kuno Becker as Tony Velasco | Robert Clotworthy as Perkins | Glynn Turman as Judge Owens | Nealla Gordon as Judge White | Ruben Garfias as Detective Davis |
Co-Guest Stars: Zorianna Kit as Reporter #1 | Todd Felix as Reporter #2 | Michael Phelan as Bailiff | Pablo Espinosa as Officer
Director: Brad Silberling

16 :01x16 - Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals

Feb/25/2011
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Kuno Becker as Tony | David Ramsey as ADA Ward | Judith Hoag as Courtney | Christopher Cousins as Tom Neville | Monnae Michaell as Judge Bass | Andrew Borba as Dr. Cassidy | Stephanie Y. Wang as Sonya | Jonathan Chase as EMT Jason | William Russ as EMT Carrick | Caleb Moody as Sgt. Berry |
Co-Guest Stars: David E. Ross as Foreman | Aaron David Johnson as Luke | John F. Schaffer as Barista Man | Jeorge Watson as Wallace | Chase Kim as Ridley | Delaina Mitchell as Dr. Morton
Writer: Matt Payne

17 :01x17 - Nevada v. Greene

Mar/04/2011
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Callard Harris as Matt Greene | Mark Rolston as Johnny Greene | David S. Lee as Jeff Rodgers | Kathy Griffin as Sally | Arye Gross as Bennie Hapwood | Glynn Turman as Judge Owens | Peter Allen Vogt as Chuck | Chuck Kelley as Judge Graham | Shaun Evans as Ricky | Alejandro Furth as Detective Masters | John Walter Davis as Judge Bachmann | Brandi Burkhardt as Janette | Joe Souza as Wallace Stern | Bo Kane as Reporter #1 | Jason Bowers as Reporter #2 | Madeline Walter as Reporter #3 | Merry Simkins as Trial TV Anchor | D.T. Matias as Process Server | Amber Strauser as Rye | Robert Belushi as ADA Nicholson
Director: Charles Haid

18 :01x18 - Morelli v. Kaczmarek

Mar/11/2011
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.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Kuno Becker as Tony | Gillian Vigman as Jess | Teddy Sears as ADA Cole | Rik Mayall as Frank Sinatra, Jr | Tanya Clarke as Carly | Anthony Starke as Blake | Robert Belushi as ADA Nicholson | Glynn Turman as Judge Owens | Fred Koehler as Gordon Gardner | Nikki DeLoach as Amanda | Burl Moseley as Kurt Faber | Colin Walker as Detective Hopkins | Dayci Brookshire as Honey Bean | Peter Moret as Officer Mark Peterson
Director: Paul McCrane
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 2010
Ended: March 11, 2011
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