Suing for damages after his son's accidental death, Bill Andrews (Robert Duval) finds that the amount he can collect won't even cover the cost of his wife's psychiatric care. Marilyn: Collin Wilcox. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Ken: Robert Reed.
The Prestons are assigned to defend murder suspect Charlie Barry (Tom Bosley), a vagrant who is apathetically resigned to his fate. Sam: Terry Carter. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Korman: Ted van Griethuysen. Assistant Warden: Michael Higgins. Ken: Robert Reed. Dakota: Mitch Ryan.
Charles Parker (Larry Blyden) has second thoughts about prosecuting a suspected murderer when the Prestons---defense attorneys in the case---offer him a position with their law firm. Melissa: Teresa Wright. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Holmes: Frank Overton.
In her bumbling efforts to attract the attention of a famous director, stage-struck Bertha Schlock (Joan Darling) assaults a policeman. DA: Andrew Duncan. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Beardsley: Murray Matheson.
Charged with manslaughter for shooting a teenager, Peter Dowling (Pat Hingle) claims self-defense---but the boy was unarmed. DA: Chester Morris. Buddy: Dustin Hoffman. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Ken: Robert Reed. Katherine: Mary Fickett. Brewster: John Baragrey. Jackie: Susan Anspack.
Preston (E.G. Marshall) tries to secure a new trial for his client when he receives an anonymous letter charging impropriety in the jury room. Bennett: Murray Hamilton. DA: Ossie Davis. Catherine: Ruby Dee. Loring: Jerry Orbach. Desmond: King Donovan.
Gov. William Defoe's declaration of independence from a corrupt political machine may prove costly: the party bosses are after his resignation---or impeachment. Defoe: Dan O'Herlihy. Carol: Alexis Smith. Carson: Tom Carlin. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Wazniak: Salem Ludwig. Ken: Robert Reed.
While the police close in on a molester, columnist Marla Edwards (Lee Grant) flees to her car---where a man hides in the back seat. DA: Ossie Davis. Preston: E.G. Marshall. White: Al Freeman Jr. Handley: George Petrie. Ken: Robert Reed.
Ruth White stars as governess Winnie Benedette, whose overzealous efforts to shield her young charge from his parents' divorce proceedings lead to tragedy. Chrissy: Stefan Arngrim. Emily: Bethel Leslie. Yager: John Cullum. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Ken: Robert Reed. DA: John Colicos.
Armed with a no-knock warrant, a plainclothes man enters Willie Drucker's apartment---and is killed by the suspected numbers racketeer. Willie: Jack Gilford. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Ortega: Frank Cavestani. Ken: Robert Reed.
The rules governing conscientious objection are examined in this episode. Roger Bailey (Brandon de Wilde) tries to obtain a draft deferment on religious grounds---although he practices no formal religion. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Anne: Rochelle Oliver.
Indicted for murdering his wife's lover, Leo Rolf (David Opatoshu) guarantees Preston that an "unwritten law" assures him acquittal. Eileen: Kim Hunter. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Ashley: J.D. Cannon. Ken: Robert Reed. Sharon: Jessica Walter.
An emotionally disturbed man (Leslie Nielsen) seeks the Prestons' aid after he kills a pedestrian in an auto accident. The courtroom plea: temporary insanity. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Elena: Nancy Wickwire. DA: Simon Oakland. Ken: Robert Reed. Lucas: Andrew Duggan. Judge: Judson Laire.
The Prestons' defense of an accused murderer focuses on one question: is circumstantial evidence enough to justify capital punishment? Gerard: Dane Clark. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Marian: Norma Crane. Ken: Robert Reed. DA: John Colicos.
“Eyewitness,” by David Karp, examines the public's responsibility in law enforcement. Preston defends two teenagers charged with beating an elderly man to death---while 27 witnesses looked on Preston: E.G. Marshall. Davis: Robert Walker. Ken: Robert Reed. Campbell: Philip Vandervort. Fox: Lonny Chapman. Dunning: Carl Lee.
Ken is retained by accused child beater Christine Knox (Madlyn Rhue), a young divorcee who claims her son fell down a flight of stairs. Ken: Robert Reed. DA: William Shatner. Manfredi: Philip Bosco. Knox: Ben Piazza. Preston: E.G. Marshall.
Real-estate kingpin Mark Vronis's shady past may prove to be his undoing when he's charged with smuggling narcotics. Vronis: Albert Dekker. Katy: Kathryn Hays. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Mrs. Vronis: Aline MacMahon. Egan: Robert Gerringer. Ken: Robert Reed.
On trial for murder, religious visionary Bethany Windell (Shirley Knight) offers an unusual motive: she killed when ordered to by strange voices. Lila: Geraldine Fitzgerald. Preston: E.G. Marshall. DA: Lonny Chapman. Ken: Robert Reed.
Charged with extortion, city councilman Juan Espejo (Ricardo Montalban) insists the indictment is a maneuver to discredit Puerto Ricans in public office. Preston: E.G. Marshall. DA: Lonny Chapman. Ken: Robert Reed. Schultz: Michael Gazzo.
Preston (E.G. Marshall) is threatened by gun-wielding Gary Degan (Robert Redford), an escaped convict who insists he's innocent---and that Preston is responsible for his conviction. Roseanne: Jennifer West. Ken: Robert Reed. Lin: Theo Goetz. DA: Joseph Bernard. Russo: Dan Travanty.
Viveca Lindfors stars as a fading movie star whose try for a comeback is interrupted when she faces criminal charges in a hit-and-run accident. Preston: E.G. Marshall. DA: Lonny Chapman. Ken: Robert Reed. Mrs. Ables: Charlotte Rae. Wallace: Larry Haines. Mrs. Berger: Jan Milner.
Preston defends two men charged with committing murder to save their own lives. Wisnovsky: Darren McGavin. Novins: Martin Sheen. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Janet: Betty Field. Brooker: Sam Wanamaker. Cunningham: Frank Marth. Ken: Robert Reed. Dr. Franklin: David Kerman.
Hostile silence greets Ken (Robert Reed) as he investigates a murder for which a young man has already been executed. Baronne: Alfred Ryder. DA: Ossie Davis. Janice: Nancy Wickwire. Joey: Martin Sheen.
Representing a British drama critic in a libel suit, the Prestons' ingenuity is taxed by a clever---and very attractive---opposing attorney (Cloris Leachman). Preston: E.G. Marshall. Harris: Edward Woodward. Wheeler: Ken Dooley. Ken: Robert Reed.
When his son is kidnapped, Presidential candidate Matthew J. Ritter (Arthur Hill) turns to Preston---instead of the police---for help. Dolores: Phyllis Thaxter. Alder: Addison Powell. Preston: E.G. Marshall.
Lonely Harry Opermayer (Edward Asner) glories in his sudden fame when he falsely confesses to the murder of a narcotics peddler. Ken: Robert Reed. Sally: Ann Wedgeworth. Mother: Dorrit Kelton. DA: J.D. Cannon. Preston: E.G. Marshall.
Part 2: the DA, fearing his political future will be ruined if he prosecutes an elderly winemaker, begs Preston for a postponement of the trial. Marcus: Jack Gilford. Lowell: Tom Poston. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Shirley: Barbara Barrie. DA: Martin Balsam. Ken: Robert Reed.
"The Seven-Hundred-Year-Old Gang," first of a two-part comedy-drama. The police uncover a bootlegging operation run by elderly David Marcus (Jack Gilford). Lowell: Tom Poston. Preston: E.G. Marshall. Ken: Robert Reed. Shirley: Barbara Barrie. DA: Martin Balsam. Pringle: David Doyle.