Fairly Legal

10 Best Episodes of Fairly Legal - Season 1

Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found – even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a mediator. Thanks to her innate understanding of human nature, thorough legal knowledge, and wry sense of humor, Kate is a natural when it comes to dispute resolution. Except, it seems, when it comes to conflicts in her own life.

Written by Sophie and last updated on oct 10, 2022.

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Fairly Legal - S1E5

#10 - The Two Richards (Season 1 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 80 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E2

#9 - Priceless (Season 1 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 90 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E4

#8 - Bo Me Once (Season 1 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 80 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E1

#7 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


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.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 120 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E3

#6 - Benched (Season 1 - Episode 3)

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.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 81 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E9

#5 - My Best Friend's Prenup (Season 1 - Episode 9)


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.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 71 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E10

#4 - Bridges (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 67 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E6

#3 - Believers (Season 1 - Episode 6)


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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 74 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E8

#2 - Ultravinyl (Season 1 - Episode 8)

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.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 72 votes.

Fairly Legal - S1E7

#1 - Coming Home (Season 1 - Episode 7)


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.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 80 votes.

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