Reed Hadley stars as Bart Matthews, the Public Defender, in this collection of 12 episodes from the 1950's law and order television series. Matthews takes on clients that cannot afford expensive legal counsel. Young or old, innocent or guilty, the law comes first for the stoic and driven public defender.
Living A Lie: Two men, each sharing a heinous secret about a hit-and-run crime fifteen years earlier, must face their guilt before an innocent man pays the penalty.
Story Of Nora Fulton: An innocent young woman is charged with murder, but the real killer is a loved one she does not suspect.
Anything For A Thrill: A young girl is pressured into joining a gang at school and finds herself on the wrong side of the law.
They Never Come Back: Desperate for cash, an ex-jockey enters a comeback race. When the cameras catch him lashing out at an adversary, he's charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The Ring: Matthews enters the strange, dark world of carnival sideshows when an exotic carny worker is charged with grand theft.
Operation Please: Law enforcement agencies from the U.S. and Mexico join forces after the public defenders' office uncovers a car theft ring that is connected to drug trafficking.
Love And Conscience: A lovesick truck driver is wrongly implicated in a hijacking. Feeling sympathy for him, Matthews does all he can to prove the man's innocence.
In The Line Of Duty: Public Defender Holt must defend a boy who stands accused of assaulting Holt's longtime friend and mentor.
Wade Foster: A district attorney must defend a gambling addict accused of armed robbery.
The Arsonist: A troubled teen dislikes his new stepmother and rebels by becoming a pyromaniac.
Coal Mine Rage: Matthews defends a man charged with attempted murder for attacking his boss with a hand-held hydraulic drill.
Defending Diane Collins: A woman is accused of grand theft when she is set up by a jealous rival.