Aging song-and-dance man Jubilee Jones (Scatman Crothers) is charged with the murder of a nightclub manager.
Tony is suspended from a case when he is under investigation for allegedly bribing a witness (Katherine Helmond).
An elderly woman is charged with murder when she goes to the auto dealer where her son works and the owner is found dead.
After Pete's girlfriend (Joanna Miles) is blackmailed by a man from her past, Tony defends Pete when the stranger is found dead.
Tony investigates a string of mysterious deaths and discovers that they are tied in with secret government files.
Tony plays along with an apparent fraternity prank, but Maggie's life is in jeopardy when the fake kidnapping turns out to be real.
A late-night visitor to Petrocelli's office becomes the key to a search for a valuable diamond; guest Joan Van Ark.
Tony and a burglary suspect (Chris Connelly) are ambushed in the desert by gunman who demand the return of the stolen money.
A retired actor (Ken Curtis) becomes a suspect when the director of his daughter's (Susan Dey) film is found dead.
One day after inquiring about the punishment for murder, a woman (Rosemary Forsyth) is arrested for killing her husband.
Tony defends a young black doctor (Robert Hooks) accused of murdering the hospital's bigoted chief of staff.
Twin sisters (Kay Lenz in a dual role) -- one timid and shy, the other a flirt -- become involved in a murder.
A famous author is killed while writing a book about the intimate secrets of people he grew up with; guest Dick Butkus.
Tony defends a young man (A Martinez) who found the body of his boss, a pizza-shop owner with mob ties; guest Mark Hamill.
An angry father is charged with the murder of the motorcycle gang member who was dating his daughter; guest Annette O'Toole.
Awakened by the sound of an intruder, a blind girl (Julie Kavner) unknowingly shoots her boyfriend.
A Boy Scout leader is accused of murdering a war hero.
A woman (Anne Archer) admits to shooting her ex-husband, but her current spouse (William Windom) is charged with murder.
A construction worker (Glenn Corbett) is accused of killing the photographer who tried to seduce his wife.
Tony's childhood friend (John Saxon) arrives unexpectedly and becomes involved in a mob murder which results in his own death.
When a rodeo star is found slain, the rodeo's clown (Ned Beatty) confesses in order to protect a female friend (Diana Ewing).
A cat burglar accidentally witnesses the murder of a rejected lover but refuses to testify.
Petrocelli's investigation leads to a startling discovery when a teenage boy is accused of murdering his grandfather's attractive nurse.
Petrocelli is hired to clear the name of Western old-timer Clate Dobie, who headed to the hills after the murder of his son-in-law.
During an inspirational revival meeting, the wife of a famous evangelist is arrested for the murder of her husband's manager.
A nightmare begins for a family of crop pickers when their ancient car breaks down in San Remo; guests Marion Ross, Mark Hamill.
After breaking off a three-year romance with her married employer, a woman is charged with murder when the boss turns up dead.
A mother (Kim Darby) refuses to reveal the whereabouts of her kidnapped son, despite his ability to clear her of a murder charge.
After Petrocelli withdraws from a malpractice case, the physician is charged with murder; guest Della Reese.
Tony's boxing idol is accused of murder when a manager dies after being assaulted; guests Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Strasberg.
A college student (Christopher Connelly) has no recollection of shooting a guest lecturer in front of a crowded classroom.
A mentally handicapped young man confesses to the murder of an attractive woman, but Petrocelli enters a not guilty plea.
A young policeman (Ben Masters) is found with gun in hand, bending over the dead body of his wife's lover.
A hitchhiker faces rape and murder charges after a woman's body is found in the desert; guest Lou Gossett.
Tony defends a young man accused of killing a senator's daughter.
Tony defends a murder suspect (Stefanie Powers) whose case takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of her twin sister.
A beautiful wife, a powerful father-in-law and a pornographic film provide conflicting stories as Petrocelli defends a murder suspect.
When a bomb causes the plane crash which kills wealthy Sam Horton, his hot-tempered daughter (Belinda Montgomery) is a prime suspect.
After being refused a room in a local hotel, a biker is accused of murder when the building burns down and an elderly man is killed.
Tony faces a difficult decision when he is asked to defend the man (William Shatner) accused of killing his longtime friend.
Despite her admission of guilt, Tony summons psychiatric help for a woman (Lynda Day George) accused of the murder of her husband.
Tony must sift through Country Boy White's lies when the singer is accused of murder.
A woman hires Tony to handle a divorce then needs him to clear her of murder; guest William Windom.