During an illegal search and seizure, a father (Stephen Joyce) confesses to killing his daughter's rapist---and Mac is ordered to defend him. Kathleen: Alicia Coppola. Connor: Tovah Feldshuh. Judge Abrams: Stuart Burney. Mac: Michael O'Keefe.
Mac learns that revealing pictures aren't the only secret in the past of a beauty queen (Jane Krakowski), whose mother (Fran Brill) objects to his suit against the tabloid that prints them. Hiller: Munson Hicks. Smith: Chris Wilder. MacHeath: Michael O'Keefe.
A man uses cryptic messages, phone calls and knowledge of Mac's habits to stalk MacHeath, who's also fighting for the educational rights of a dyslexic (Jason Boyd). MacHeath: Michael O'Keefe. Hampton: Steven Keats. Vanessa: Christine Moore.
An injured boxer decides to take a dive, but the cockiness of his opponent (Michael Milan) spurs him to go for the win---and lose his life. Spider: Leon Isaac Kennedy. Linda: Elpidia Carrillo. Duke: Geoff Pierson. Calhoun: Chuck Cooper. MacHeath: Michael O'Keefe.
Mac loses his cool when Meigs (M.C. Gainey) is hospitalized by union thugs warning him not to challenge their corrupt leader (Pat McNamary). Megan: Georgia Emmenlin. Lime: Michael Mantell. Mac: Michael O'Keefe. Brennan: Robert Hogan. Sonia: Mary Joy.
A basketball coach (Robert Lansing) fights to keep his illiterate star (Duane Martin) eligible, until he hurts his knee---and loses his scholarship; and diet-powder users want to sue after gaining weight. MacHeath: Michael O'Keefe. Ben: Delroy Lindo.
MacHeath is one of several lawyers involved in a civil injury suit against a corporation, but he stands alone after being charged with rape. Meigs: M.C. Gainey. Yvette: Suzzanne Douglas. MacHeath: Michael O'Keefe.
Mac holds Christmas Eve court in the mayor's home, where a homeless man's hostages are used as the jury in the man's fight against city hall. Eddie Grover: Kim Coates. Mayor: James Rebhorn. Wexford: Richard Jenkins. Miss Martindale: Peg Flaherty.
MacHeath goes to bat for a comedian busted for obscene language---and goes to jail when he can't get the man to control his mouth in the courtroom. Rainey Fults: Tom Sizemore. Piccaccio: Roxanne Hart. Judge Webb: Philip Bosco. Meigs: M.C. Gainey.
MacHeath and Phoebe (Barbara Williams) recall happier times when Mac sprang an ex-con, who's now on death row for the accidental killing of a cop. Otis Turnbull: Keith David. Sister Bridget Byrne: Deborah Hedwall. Amy: Shannon Tyree. MacHeath: Michael O'Keefe.
MacHeath feels he's working against his mentor when he defends one of two brothers charged with robbery and murder. Gordon Leary: Frank Converse. Lariane Piccaccio: Roxanne Hart. Joey O'Brien: Brian Burke. MacHeath: Michael O'Keefe.
Yvette tries to make a rape case against a hooker's john; MacHeath fights for---and with---a store owner charged with shoplifting and assault. Paulette Belinoff: Kathryn Walker. Mariella Wilson: Marita Geraghty. Fulton Belinoff: William Young.
MacHeath's opposition in a hospital negligence suit is a man working for his former father-in-law (Fritz Weaver), who consents to a wager when Mac's case appears lost. Risa Ferrante: Rose Gregorio. Fenstrom: Greg Germann. Yvette: Suzzanne Douglas.
A poker debt forces MacHeath to defend a snitch whose perjury once cost him a case. Timmy Lowell: Steve Buscemi. Grainger: Anthony Heald. Sonia Kolowicz: Laurie Harrington. Jill: Melissa Leo. Forbes: Mark Zeisler. MacHeath: Michael O'Keefe.
In the pilot, lawyer Simon MacHeath (Michael O'Keefe) helps a woman seeking to divorce a mobster; and a teen who confessed to killing a psychiatrist. Richie Littlefield: Rodney Eastman. Louise Ciardi: Deborah Rush. Walter Littlefield: Tom Atkins. Shraker: Paul Guilfoyle.