Fairly Legal

The BEST episodes of Fairly Legal

Every episode of Fairly Legal ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Fairly Legal!

Kate Reed, a top litigator frustrated with the endless bureaucracy and daily injustices of the system, takes a hard left to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a mediator. Using her knowledge of the Law, along with her savvy, intuition and a whatever-it-takes approach to resolving conflict, Kate finds the middle ground for a wide variety of adversaries -- from Fortune 500 corporations to bitter divorces. After the sudden death of her father, she finds herself at odds with the new boss, her stepmother Lauren Reed, and in bed with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Justin Patrick, a top gun in the DA's office. Helping her keep all of this chaos at bay is her trusted, geek-chic assistant Leonardo.

Last Updated: 10/29/2022Network:USA Network
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Finale
star
8.47
525 votes

#1 - Finale

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/15/2012

Kate digs deeper when a news station fires a lesbian couple for fraternizing in the workplace. Also, Kate must choose between Justin and Ben.

Directors: Anton Cropper
Writer: Peter Ocko
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Shattered
star
8.47
634 votes

#2 - Shattered

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/18/2012

Justin and D.A. Davidson oppose Kate and Ben. Meanwhile, Lauren negotiates the purchase of an airline for a client.

Directors: Andy Wolk
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Bait and Switch
star
8.40
723 votes

#3 - Bait and Switch

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/30/2012

Judge Nicastro forces Kate to take a case over an insurance dispute and suggests that Lauren begin dating.

Directors: Ken Girotti
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Satisfaction
star
8.30
757 votes

#4 - Satisfaction

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/16/2012

Kate returns to work and mediates a case between a corporation and former employee whose granddaughter claims he was exposed to harmful chemicals.

Directors: Anton Cropper
Writer: Peter Ocko
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Teenage Wasteland
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8.25
600 votes

#5 - Teenage Wasteland

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/27/2012

Justin and Ben argue over a plea bargain while Kate visits her old school.

Directors: Tawnia McKiernan
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Force Majeure
star
8.24
634 votes

#6 - Force Majeure

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/8/2012

Justin puts his election in jeopardy when he introduces Kate to a Brazilian singer and activist. Elsewhere, Lauren falls for a businessman who may be hiding something

Directors: Peter Markle
Writer: Peter Ocko
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Start Me Up
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8.20
693 votes

#7 - Start Me Up

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/23/2012

Justin asks Kate to negotiate a deal between the FBI and a local hospital. The case seems simple until Kate discovers another patient was bumped from the donor list to accommodate the FBI.

Directors: Andy Wolk
Writer: Rob Fresco
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Ripple of Hope
star
8.17
576 votes

#8 - Ripple of Hope

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/4/2012

When Kate enlists Ben's help in turning a prison mediation into a personal crusade, both discover that their romantic feelings for each other are hard to avoid.

Directors: Peter Markle
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What They Seem
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8.14
690 votes

#9 - What They Seem

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/20/2012

After Justin and the San Francisco Police Department are accused of police brutality, Kate and Ben are forced to represent the victim.

Directors: Anton Cropper
Writer: Tom Donaghy
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Shine a Light
star
7.96
780 votes

#10 - Shine a Light

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/6/2012

Kate mediates a dispute over a severance package for an employee fired from an aeronautics company. Lauren and Ben argue over how to handle a settlement offer.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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Borderline
star
7.94
686 votes

#11 - Borderline

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/1/2012

Kate and Ben settle a dispute in Lake Tahoe; Lauren helps Justin with an impossible case.

Directors: Matthew Penn
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Ultravinyl
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7.92
734 votes

#12 - Ultravinyl

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/10/2011

Paul Shelton, lead singer of the 1990s one-hit-wonder band, Ultravinyl, seeks Kate’s help to cash in on a lucrative offer for use of their song in a commercial. What seems like a slam dunk stalls when Paul’s former bandmates refuse to negotiate, and Paul reveals the real reason he needs Kate’s help.

Directors: Bob Berlinger
Writer: Blair Singer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Benched
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7.91
920 votes

#13 - Benched

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/3/2011

Kate’s nemesis Judge Nicastro assigns her to mediate a case between a high school football coach and the angry parents who claim his old school methods border on abuse. When the videotaped evidence doesn’t make sense to her, Kate unearths the real reason for the coach’s controversial actions.

Writer: Aaron Tracy
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Bo Me Once
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7.91
858 votes

#14 - Bo Me Once

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/10/2011

While mediating a dispute between the star of the cooking show "Burnin' with Bo" and the company releasing his barbecue sauce, Kate discovers that Bo's assistant Beth is actually the brains behind the business -- and that Bo's holding her up for a bigger piece of the profits. But none of this matters when someone from Beth's past emerges to claim an even bigger piece for himself.

Directors: Anton Cropper
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Coming Home
star
7.84
796 votes

#15 - Coming Home

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/3/2011

A big client of Reed & Reed’s asks Kate to mediate a simple financial matter -- which quickly morphs into a case of identity theft before escalating to an immigration issue where Kate must defend a brave soldier against a rigid Homeland Security prosecutor.

Directors: Steven DePaul
Writer: Jim Adler
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Gimme Shelter
star
7.83
782 votes

#16 - Gimme Shelter

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/13/2012

A landlord is unable to pay his mortgage because one of his tenants is a drug dealer, so Kate steps in to mediate the case.

Directors: Peter Lauer
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Pilot
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7.82
1213 votes

#17 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/20/2011

After the sudden death of her father, San Francisco mediator Kate Reed must work with her stepmother, who’s the same age, to keep his firm alive by resolving a dispute between a clothing magnate and his son, who’s due to inherit the business, and hiding a dark personal secret which could ruin an innocent boy’s life.

Directors: Bronwen Hughes
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Believers
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7.82
995 votes

#18 - Believers

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/24/2011

The exasperated young inventor of a revolutionary new device, Marcus, threatens to jump to his death when John, his employer and the rights holder to Marcus' invention, asks Kate to mediate his firing. Kate must get Marcus off the ledge, recover the device, which he's stolen, and find a fair resolution for both the disenchanted employee and his former boss.

Directors: Tricia Brock
Writer: Jim Adler
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My Best Friend's Prenup
star
7.81
849 votes

#19 - My Best Friend's Prenup

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/17/2011

Kate’s best friend Julie comes to Reed & Reed for a standard prenuptial agreement. But her father -- a Tae Kwan Do master -- has deep suspicions of his future son-in-law. Kate investigates, determined to prove him wrong -- but what she uncovers shocks everyone.

Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writer: Ben Lee
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Two Richards
star
7.80
885 votes

#20 - The Two Richards

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/17/2011

Kate mediates the settlement between an insurance company and a man who was hit by a truck, only to find the real conflict is between the man and his wife, who claims the husband she knew never came back from the accident.

Directors: Paul Holahan
Writer: Jan Nash
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Priceless
star
7.80
1100 votes

#21 - Priceless

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/27/2011

Kate mediates a settlement between the State of California and Steve Jenks, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 22 years in prison. As Kate tries to put a price on the years he lost, Steve escapes into a prison of his own making, refusing to deal with the pain of his past -- until, when pushed, he explodes.

Directors: Andy Wolk
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Kiss Me, Kate
star
7.76
690 votes

#22 - Kiss Me, Kate

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/11/2012

Judge Nicastro enlists Kate and Ben to mediate a contract dispute. Lauren looks for a painting to hang in the lobby of the firm.

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Bridges
star
7.72
847 votes

#23 - Bridges

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/24/2011

One day in the life of Kate: prevent an international incident at the Croatian Embassy and mediate between two litigious brothers before her nemesis, Judge Nicastro, throws her in jail -- all while bracing herself for the possibility of some major personal changes.

Directors: Peter Markle
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