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After a child has been killed in an accident, the bereaved parents are determined to sue - but the wife develops costly psychiatric problems.
A penniless vagrant is arrested for murder; he didn't do it, but his life is so desperate, he couldn't care less about his fate.
Prosecutor Charles Parker must choose between remaining in the District Attorney's office or joining the Prestons' law firm.
Hoping simply to attract the attention of a famous stage director, an eccentric young actress attacks a police officer.
Peter Dowling has shot an unarmed teenager, but claims it was self-defence.
During an important trial, Lawrence Preston receives an anonymous letter suggesting that certain members of the jury are behaving improperly.
Governor Defoe faces impeachment - but has he been set up by a corrupt political machine?
A woman journalist, investigating a sex attacker, is herself attacked.
A governess tries to shield her young charge from the fall-out of an acrimonious parental divorce.
Willie Drucker, a shady character, has killed a man he found in his apartment, and claims defence of property as his excuse. But the dead man is a plain-clothes cop armed with a "no-knock" warrant.
Young Roger Bailey finds it's hard to be a conscientious objector.
Leo Rolf has unquestionably killed his wife's lover, but he seems to think an "unwritten law" will be sufficient to get him off.
Bob Garrison pleads temporary insanity after running someone over in his car.
Circumstantial evidence seems likely to get the Prestons' client condemned to death.
Twenty-seven people witnessed the murder, but none of them called the police.
Christine Knox is accused of murdering her own young son.
Wealthy property developer Mark Vronis is accused of involvement in narcotics smuggling.
A young woman of strong - if very curious - religious beliefs claims that ethereal voices have directed her to kill someone.
Is local politician Juan Espejo really corrupt, or is he the victim of anti-Hispanic prejudice, as he claims?
Lawrence Preston is held as hostage by an ex-convict who holds him responsible for his incarceration.
Lawrence Preston finds himself defending a once-famous actress for whom he had, during his younger days, a strong admiration - which now threatens to diminish his necessary objectivity.
Two men have committed murder, ostensibly because it was the only way to save their own lives.
Ken Preston makes himself unpopular when he re-opens an old murder case - even though a man was long since executed for the crime.
Lawrence Preston is persuaded to run for political office, and soon regrets it.
The Prestons represent a sharp-tongued drama critic in a libel suit.
Matthew Ritter might be the President some day. But now his son has been kidnapped, and he prefers to keep it out of the papers and so doesn't go to the police.
Harry Oberman is a lonely, unhappy nonentity. When a drug dealer is killed, he confesses to the deed in the hope of becoming, at least briefly, a popular hero.
The D.A. realises that prosecuting a group of elderly people for illegal wine-making is likely to damage his career.
An elderly man is accused of manufacturing bootleg wine.