Kaz (Ron Leibman) hopes to land his first case with the help of a prestigious lawyer (Patrick O'Neal).
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.
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.
A mentally disabled young man (Philip Levien) is the key to the defense of an accused murderer.
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.
Kaz accuses Katie of making one of his clients look guilty in a newspaper article she wrote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kaz faces disbarment when he defends Malloy's nephew
from a robbery charge.
A prostitute comes to Kaz for help after she stabs her ex-pimp.
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.
Katie goads Kaz into defending her girlfriend, a battered wife, who kills her husband, when she can no longer endure his abuse.
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.