The BEST Episodes of Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: NBC

Taking viewers where they have never been before, for the first time, a Law & Order series is told not only from the point-of-view of the prosecutors and police but also from the perspective of the defense attorneys, defendants, judges and jurors. Law & Order: Trial by Jury shows the inner workings of the judicial system, beginning with the arraignment, and continuing through the prosecutors' complicated process of building a case, investigating leads and preparing witnesses for trial. The series stars Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers, Chicago) as Assistant District Attorney, Tracey Kibre and Amy Carlson (NBC's Third Watch) as Assistant District Attorney, Kelly Gaffney. Reprising his Law & Order role will be Fred Dalton Thompson as District Attorney Arthur Branch and the late Jerry Orbach as Lennie Briscoe, a retired police detective working as an Investigator for the District Attorney and Kirk Acevedo (“Band of Brothers”) also stars as Briscoe’s partner, DA Investigator Hector Salazar.

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Truth or Consequences

#1 - Truth or Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 18, 2005

Kibre must prosecute three boys, who implicate each other in a rape and murder, only she can't decide who is telling the truth.

star 8.16
92 votes
Writers: David Wilcox
The Line

#2 - The Line

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 22, 2005

Kibre tries a man who got away with murder, and she is desperate to convict him.

star 7.76
45 votes
Directors: Richard Pearce
Writers: Joan Rater, Tony Phelan

#3 - Vigilante

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 11, 2005

Kibre and Gaffney take on the job of prosecuting a man who is suspected of killing a pedophile that was recently paroled from prison.

star 7.65
57 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: David Wilcox
Forty-One Shots

#4 - Forty-One Shots

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 4, 2005

Kibre and Gaffney must prosecute an accused cop killer, who was shot by the police 41 times.

star 7.64
80 votes
Directors: Caleb Deschanel
Writers: Walon Green
The Abominable Showman

#5 - The Abominable Showman

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 3, 2005

Tough New York Assistant D.A. Tracey Kibre tackles the murder of an aspiring Broadway actress but has little evidence to prosecute the suspect; an acclaimed but arrogant theater producer (Tony Bill) who smugly knows that the police have found no blood or even a body. Kibre is joined by her unflappable deputy A.D.A., Kelly Gaffney, as they work with Detectives Briscoe and Salazar to pursue physical evidence while the producer's attorney (Annabella Sciorra) maneuvers to publicly portray the missing woman as promiscuous.

star 7.23
130 votes
Writers: Dick Wolf
Skeleton (2)

#6 - Skeleton (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 15, 2005

Kibre prosecutes the man accused of shooting Detective Ed Green and murdering the key witness in the case he was working on. (Tombstone (1) aired on Law & Order, season 15, episode 20.)

star 6.35
81 votes
Directors: David Platt
Writers: David Wilcox
Baby Boom

#7 - Baby Boom

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 25, 2005

Kibre and Gaffney must prosecute a nanny accused of killing the baby she was caring for by causing shaken baby syndrome. The only problem is they receive a judge who favors the defense since he was a former legal aid attorney.

star 6.33
80 votes
Writers: Joan Rater, Tony Phelan
Day (2)

#8 - Day (2)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 3, 2005

After the attack on ADA Novak, Branch assigns Kibre the job of prosecuting a man responsible for sixteen rapes, and one murder. The only problems are a rich socialite mother who finds ways out for her son, and a defense lawyer who will do anything to win. (Night (1) aired on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, season 6, episode 20.)

star 6.02
83 votes
Writers: Chris Levinson
Pattern of Conduct

#9 - Pattern of Conduct

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 1, 2005

Kibre tries a celebrity basketball star accused of raping and murdering his mistress. However, she runs into trouble when the star's wife has a slip of the tongue on the stand.

star 5.95
83 votes
Writers: Pamela J. Wechsler, Walon Green
Bang & Blame

#10 - Bang & Blame

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 8, 2005

Kibre prosecutes a man who shot up the bank where he worked, killing the woman responsible for his son being in a coma. She runs into trouble when the man decides to represent himself, and the jury is sympathetic for him.

star 5.92
75 votes
Directors: Caleb Deschanel
Writers: Chris Levinson
Boys Will Be Boys

#11 - Boys Will Be Boys

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 6, 2005

Kibre prosecutes the man accused of murdering a transvestite, but she runs into trouble when his father confesses to the same crime.

star 5.67
67 votes
Directors: Aaron Lipstadt
Writers: Rick Eid
Blue Wall

#12 - Blue Wall

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 29, 2005

Kibre prosecutes two cops for the murder of a man being held in custody, who was sodomized by the two officers. However, she hits a ""blue wall"" when none of the officers will talk about the events of the evening in question.

star 5.67
69 votes
Directors: Joe Ann Fogle
Writers: Rick Eid
Eros in the Upper Eighties

#13 - Eros in the Upper Eighties

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2006

In the interests of justice, A.D.A.'s Kibre and Gaffney are forced to prosecute a doorman who killed a homeless man while he attacked a frightened woman who lived in the building. After the woman tells the grand jury that she's been stalked for four months, thinking it was the homeless man. Kibre and Gaffney look into who the stalker was and are shocked when they find out.

star 5.64
70 votes
Directors: Joe Ann Fogle
Writers: Chris Levinson