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Season 1


Kaz (Ron Leibman) hopes to land his first case with the help of a prestigious lawyer (Patrick O'Neal).
Guest Stars: Floyd Levine as Irv | Nicholas Pryor as Louis | Eric Kilpatrick as Ben | Allan Rich as Judge Cohen | George Wyner as Revko | Sharon Cintron as Cleo | Gloria LeRoy as Mary
Director: Russ Mayberry

1 :01x01 - A Little Shuck and a Whole Lotta Jive

Kaz is caught in a dilemma when he agrees to defend an accused killer of a musician. The victim's wife forsakes Kaz as a friend when he tells her of his intentions. Kaz is confident that the accused killer and the victim were at each other's throats because of adultery.

Singer Carol Lawrence guest-stars as Anita.

Johnny is accused of killing Anita's husband, Buddy. Kaz gets into a touchy position when asked by Johnny to defend him because Buddy is also a friend of Kaz's.

To complicate matters, Anita accuses Johnny's wife, Gail, of having had an illicit affair with her late husband, but Johnny claims that it was Buddy who came on strong towards Gail.
Guest Stars: John Eames as Caretaker | Rod Browning as Rollie Tate | Jessica Harper as Gail Pace | Guy Boyd as Johnny Pace | Carol Lawrence as Anita Hicks
Director: Harvey Laidman
Writer: R.W. Goodwin

2 :01x02 - Verdict in Department 12

Bennett, Kaz's employer, thinks he's being too harsh when the judge and the district attorney fail to respond to his evidence which proves his client innocent.

As a last resort, Kaz investigates the judge's past and comes up with the answer.

Kaz's employer, Bennett, thinks his young protege is being too harsh when a judge dismisses his evidence in defence of his client. Kaz is positive his client is innocent and when he falls to get an acquittal, he delves Into the Judge's past and comes up with some dark secrets.

Kaz realises that he is fighting not only the district attorney but the judge too in his next case.

Kaz's client, David, makes a confession before he goes on trial. Kaz feels that David is innocent but has made the confession because he's running scared. His defence tactics are constantly overruled by Judge Gilquist but Kaz's boss, Bennett, thinks Kaz is against Gilquist because his own defence is cracking-up.
Guest Stars: Eugene Roche as Judge Gilquist | Kenneth Tigar as Ritter | Al Stellone as Shoyer | Lee Wallace as Dr. Digarda | George Wyner as D.A. Frank Revko | Gloria LeRoy as Mary Parnell | Edith Atwater as Illsa Fogel
Director: Robert Kelljan

3 :01x03 - A Case of Class

Kaz (Ron Leibman) defends an investment counselor (Barry Nelson) who is charged with embezzling money from a client.
Guest Stars: Barry Nelson as ... | Martin Garner as Sol | Ruth Manning as Stella | Stanley Brock as Irving Fletcher | Florida Friebus as Mrs. Atherton
Director: Harvey Laidman

4 :01x04 - The Slow Man

A mentally disabled young man (Philip Levien) is the key to the defense of an accused murderer.
Guest Stars: Philip Levien (1) as ... | Lane Binkley as Cindy | Gloria LeRoy as Mary Parnell | Donegan Smith as Ettinger | George Wyner as D.A. Frank Revko | Earl Boen as Dr. Morgan | Allan Rich as Judge Cohen
Writer: Martin Roth

5 :01x05 - No Way to Treat a Lady

Samuel Bennett's personal life becomes a factor in Kaz's defense of a hit-and-run driver. Kaz's client is a high class mistress charged with a hit-run driving and it looks like an airtight case.
Guest Stars: Shannon Wilcox as ... | Alba Francesca as Hooker | Matthew Tobin as Norman | Gloria LeRoy as Mary Parnell
Director: Harvey Laidman

6 :01x06 - Who's on First...and Sixth?

Kaz accuses Katie of making one of his clients look guilty in a newspaper article she wrote.
Guest Stars: David Wilson (1) as Dean | Leonard Stone as Beale | William O'Connell as Curt | Erik Stern as Hank | John Gowans as Stillman | Gloria LeRoy as Mary Parnell

7 :01x07 - Which Side Are You On?

Kaz's ex-cellmates ask him to act as a go-between when they take over the prison where he served time.

In today's episode, Kaz is compelled to return to his old prison, after learning that his friends in his old cell block have started a riot to back some demands.

Reluctantly he goes back and finds himself in a predicament when his friends ask him to be their intermediary. Having shrugged off the past, he does not know now to cope with its re-emergence in his life.
Guest Stars: Lawrence Cook as Sampson | Antonio Fargas as Princess | Sydney Lassick as Specs | Claude Earl Jones as Donahue | Robert Webber (1) as Crowley | John Clavin as Quale
Writer: Ron Leibman

8 :01x08 - In a Safe Place

A youth becomes the center of the DA's campaign against gang crime.

Aspiring lawyers might take a few lessons from Kaz. A
rash of teenage gang crimes puts the DA under pressure to use adult punishment on teenage offenders. Kaz's young defendant may go to prison if he cannot be proven innocent.
Guest Stars: Glenn Withrow as Doc | K Callan as Mrs. Rice | Warren J. Kemmerling as Moffett | Joseph Bernard as Happy | Ray Girardin as Seeley

9 :01x09 - A Fine Romance

A full-scale war between Kaz and Peter Colcourt develops when Kaz takes on a case of Molly, a retired actress charged with shoplifting, and promptly falls in love with Linda.

When Peter Colcourt turns down his sister Linda's request to defend an accused 72-year-old shoplifter, Molly, Kaz steps in to take over the case. In the process, he also falls In love with Linda Colcourt and enrages the District Attorney.
Guest Stars: Sylvia Sidney as Molly | Pamela Susan Shoop as Laura Colcourt | Allan Rich as Judge Cohen | Mark Withers as Peter Colcourt | George Wyner as D.A. Frank Revko
Writer: Carol Roper

10 :01x10 - Kaz and the Kid

Kaz is entrusted with a girl, when his client, a woman, is sent to jail on drug charges. But her father demands custody of his daughter.
Guest Stars: Katy Kurtzman as ... | Suzanne Lederer as Gloria Judson | Morgan Paull as Robert Judson | George Petrie as Judge Saber

12 :01x12 - A Case of Murder

Kaz and company try to defend David Faraday, who is on trial for murder, but he withholds vital information.

Kaz and his legal colleagues cannot save a defendant when he withholds vital Info.
Guest Stars: Sam Groom as David Faraday | Warren J. Kemmerling as Moffett | Allan Rich as Judge Cohen | Lilyan Chauvin as Mrs. Komack | Richard Stanley as Karl | Darrell Zwerling as Dr. Todson | Mark Withers as Peter Colcourt | George Wyner as D.A. Frank Revko

13 :01x13 - Conspiracy in Blue

Kaz undertakes to defend two police officers charged by a burglary suspect who says one of them shot him while he was unarmed.

A woman rookie cop risks going to jail in order to protect her partner, who's accused of planting a gun on a burglary suspect.
Guest Stars: Robert Hogan as John Barke | Julie Cobb as Liz Slate | Randolph Powell as Ward Dryden | Dolph Sweet as Charlie | Mario Roccuzzo as Cozy

14 :01x14 - Kazinski vs. Bennett

Kaz finds he's a liability in the bid of his boss, Samuel Bennett (Patrick O'Neal) for political office, Kaz is defending a hospital purchasing agent on embezzlement charges and uncovers evidence incriminating a powerful political figure — his client's boss.

Bennett's candidacy for attorney general is jeopardized by Kaz's investigation into a hospital-supplies deal.
Guest Stars: Steve Franken as Murray | David Spielberg as Fred Hoffer | Tim O'Connor as Garrison | James Hampton as Osman | Alan Manson as Van Gelder | Mark Withers as Peter Colcourt | Bill Cort as Perrin | George Wyner as D.A. Frank Revko | Edith Atwater as Illsa Fogel | Paul Sorenson as ... | Victoria Woodbeck as Julie Hoffer
Writer: Ed Jurist

15 :01x15 - The Stalking Man

Kaz and his friend, another ex-con, are arrested by a vindictive sergeant who had arrested Kaz earlier.

Kaz (Ron Leibman) and his friend, also an ex-con, are arrested and charged with car theft and conspiracy. To make matters worse, a vindictive police sergeant, who had arrested Kaz years ago, seems determined to put them behind bars.
Guest Stars: Art Metrano as unknown | Marilyn Chris as unknown

16 :01x16 - Trouble on the South Side

Kaz is put in the position of investigating a councilman who once helped him.

When a priest asks his assistance, Kaz has to investigate a powerful councilman, charged with stealing funds from his constituents, who once helped him when he was in legal trouble.
Guest Stars: James Sloyan as Priest | John Randolph as Edward Dugan | Earl Montgomery as Bishop O'Malley | Bruce French as Flanders | Peter Horton as Ron | James Gammon as Freeman
Director: Mel Damski

17 :01x17 - Count Your Fingers

Kaz faces disbarment when he defends Malloy's nephew
from a robbery charge.
Guest Stars: David Huddleston as Lloyd Clayborne | Craig Wasson as Mike Walsh | Gregory Rozakis as Rod Birch | Ivan Bonar as Judge Spahn | George Wyner as D.A. Frank Revko | Estelle Omens as Olivia Mulraney | Edith Atwater as Illsa Fogel | Ken Sansom as Emory Mulraney

18 :01x18 - A Piece of Cake

A prostitute comes to Kaz for help after she stabs her ex-pimp.
Guest Stars: Joanna Cassidy as ... | Marc Alaimo as Ping Pong | John P. Ryan as Kellogg

19 :01x19 - They've Taken Our Daughter (aka Unholy Alliance)

Bennet and Kaz try to find out why their client's daughter is giving a monthly allowance to the group she lives with.

Bennett and Kaz try to find out why their client's daughter is giving her monthly allowance to the group she lives with. While they are at it. they try to find out why she refuses to speak to her parents and why she does not want to come home.
But they are not swift enough The girl's parents hire a private investigator to kidnap and de programme their daughter.
Ralph Meeker and Nina Wilcox guest star in this episode.
Guest Stars: Alley Mills as Gail | Granville Van Dusen as Brother Reuben | Nina Wilcox as Arlene | Ralph Meeker as Paul Stoner | John Crawford as Wilson | David Darlow as Caleb
Writer: David Malina

20 :01x20 - A Fool for a Client

Linda Lavin, of "Alice", guests as a convicted drug offender who rejects the hero's (Ron Liebman) offer of help and attempts to handle her own case. Kaz pursues the case anyway and its very dangerous for all hands. Robert Loggia is in it. but Linda and Ron spark the show and should; it's a nifty switch for Linda, who Is the real-life wife of Liebman.
Guest Stars: Linda Lavin as ... | Robert Loggia as St. Paul | Mark Withers as Peter Colcourt | Charles Bartlett as Harry | Roberta Jean Williams as Elva

21 :01x21 - The Battered Bride

Katie goads Kaz into defending her girlfriend, a battered wife, who kills her husband, when she can no longer endure his abuse.
Guest Stars: Joanna Miles as .... | John Karlen as Fred | Thomas Toner as Judge Stander | Allan Miller (1) as Dr. Brody | George Wyner as D.A. Frank Revko
Writer: Tom Sawyer

22 :01x22 - The Avenging Angel

A young woman, suffering from multiple split personality, is charged with the brutal murder of her stepfather.

Kaz learns an invaluable but frightening lesson when he takes up a case. A young woman suffering from multiple split personalities is charged with the abhorrent murder of her step-rather. Kaz is assigned the case, but faces too many obstacles in the woman's nature.
Laurie Heineman guest stars in this last episode.
Guest Stars: Laurie Heineman as ... | Mark Withers as Peter Colcourt | Sandy Martin as Monica | Allan Rich as Judge Cohen | Woody Eney as Marvin | Francis X. McCarthy as Joe
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 10, 1978
Ended: April 18, 1979
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