The Defenders (2010)

The BEST episodes of The Defenders (2010)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

An irreverent legal drama about two fiery and charismatic Las Vegas defense attorneys. Tenacious, defiant and completely engaging, they argue the law, and they follow the law, but they always keep a few tricks up their sleeves. No matter what the odds, these lawyers keep fighting for the little guy.

Last Updated: 5/11/2022Network: CBS
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Whitten v. Fenlee
star
8.20
684 votes

#1 - Whitten v. Fenlee

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/17/2010

When a woman's husband dies from a fall on a construction site, Nick and Pete look to prove wrongful death against the company. Meanwhile, Pete tries to help an online blogger avoid jail after exposing an illusionist's magic trick.

Directors: Christine Moore
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Nevada v. Donnie The Numbers Guy
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8.09
419 votes

#2 - Nevada v. Donnie The Numbers Guy

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/4/2011

Seventeen years after disappearing on the eve of his wife's murder trial, a man from Nick's past returns to Vegas looking to prove his innocence by relying on new technological tools.

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Nevada v. Killa Diz
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8.08
847 votes

#3 - Nevada v. Killa Diz

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/10/2010

Nick comes to the defense of a young rapper wanted on two counts of first-degree murder. Meanwhile, Pete takes the case of an Internet hacker facing RICO charges.

Directors: Rod Holcomb
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Nevada v. Doug the Mule
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7.98
418 votes

#4 - Nevada v. Doug the Mule

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/11/2011

When a young man is pulled over carrying 30 bricks of cocaine, Nick and Pete look to prove their client was duped by a girl he met on spring break.

Directors: Charlie Haid
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Pilot
star
7.92
1094 votes

#5 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/2010

Nick and Pete use whatever tactics necessary in order to defend a young man facing murder charges in a case unique to Vegas.

Directors: Davis Guggenheim
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Nevada v. Carter
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7.92
895 votes

#6 - Nevada v. Carter

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/2010

Nick defends a stripper accused of solicitation; Pete must take on an unwanted case after losing a hand of poker.

Directors: Jeff Melman
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Nevada v. Dennis
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7.90
650 votes

#7 - Nevada v. Dennis

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/8/2010

When a young man is pulled over carrying guns with filed-off serial numbers, Nick and Pete try to get the charges thrown out. Meanwhile, Nick agrees to help the ADA's sister save a bear from being euthanized.

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Nevada v. Hunter
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7.89
446 votes

#8 - Nevada v. Hunter

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/18/2011

Facing thirty counts of possession of a controlled substance, an overconfident judge turns to Nick, who has no choice but to help acquit him of the charges.

Directors: Brad Silberling
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Nevada v. Senator Harper
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7.83
784 votes

#9 - Nevada v. Senator Harper

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/20/2010

In the middle of a divorce case, a client is charged with the kidnapping and burglary; Pete defends a cabana girl accused of assault and battery.

Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
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Nevada v. Wayne
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7.81
655 votes

#10 - Nevada v. Wayne

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/12/2011

Nick's personal ties to a young man charged with sexual assault prompt him to defend the accusations. Meanwhile, Pete is stunned when he has jury duty.

Directors: Greg Beeman
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Nevada v. Greene
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7.71
537 votes

#11 - Nevada v. Greene

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/4/2011

Unable to recall any events from the previous night, the son of a hotel owner turns to Nick and Pete for help after he awakes to find a casino host strangled to death in a hot tub.

Directors: Charlie Haid
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Morelli v. Kaczmarek
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7.70
598 votes

#12 - Morelli v. Kaczmarek

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/11/2011

The firm temporarily dissolves its partnership when they have to defend a husband and wife accused of murder.

Directors: Paul McCrane
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Nevada v. Riley
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7.68
622 votes

#13 - Nevada v. Riley

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/15/2010

Nick and Pete come to the aid of a troubled ex-football player charged with battery. Meanwhile, Pete becomes exasperated when his father shows up in town.

Directors: Richard J. Lewis
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Las Vegas v. Reid
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7.68
883 votes

#14 - Las Vegas v. Reid

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/2010

Nick works the system to free a single mother accused of running down a jogger; Pete helps a man who is down on his luck.

Directors: Davis Guggenheim
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Las Vegas v. Black Betty
star
7.61
760 votes

#15 - Las Vegas v. Black Betty

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/3/2010

Nick reluctantly defends an entertainer's girlfriend when she is charged with murder; Lisa's newest client reveals potentially dangerous information.

Directors: Timothy Busfield
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Nevada v. Rodgers
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7.60
696 votes

#16 - Nevada v. Rodgers

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/27/2010

Nick defends a man charged with attempted murder; a man is caught with stolen Elvis memorabilia.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Nevada v. Cerrato
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7.51
803 votes

#17 - Nevada v. Cerrato

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/2010

Nick is ready to accept a simple arson case until he realizes that his client could be convicted of first-degree murder. Meanwhile, Pete helps a lottery winner take on a casino when he loses his fortune after a night of high rolling.

Directors: Charlie Haid
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Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals
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7.51
388 votes

#18 - Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/25/2011

Nick and Pete go after a pharmaceutical company for faulty packaging when two victims overdose on the same drug. Lisa is secretly seeing ADA Ward all the while considering a fascinating new job offer.

Directors: Christine Moore
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