Sam Benedict is the go to lawyer in the San Francisco area with a reputation for winning impossible cases. Trudy has his office running efficiently while Hank keeps things from getting too serious as Benedict's right hand man.
When her husband suddenly dies, Patricia Hannigan turns to the family's closest friend, Sam Benedict, for help in settling the estate. One of the survivors is the deceased's playboy brother James.
Sam is hired by an entertainer who was charged with drug possession, but it was his obnoxious attitude that got him convicted.
Sam Benedict defends Thonis J Jundelin, San Fransisco's one-time greatest lawyer, against a charge of professional misconduct.
Benedict goes for the insanity plea after a well known lady murders her socialite husband.
Sam defends an accused arsonist at a time when every possible juror in town would be prejudiced against the defendant.
When a college boy meats death while resisting arrest, hard-nosed police veteran Tony Delgano is threatened with indictment for manslaughter. Sam Benedict and associate Hank Tabor take the case.
A woman's father died leaving $150,000 of embezzled debt.
Sarah Friedman was married in a civil ceremony. Her traditionally minded mother is soon to arrive and she asks Sam to convince her husband to go through another wedding, this time with a Rabbi.
Sam gets involved in a lawsuit between two lovebirds.
Diana Hyland plays a rich girl who has been arrested for drunk driving. Turns out she is an ex-fiancee of Hank Tabor, Sam Benedict's assistant, played by Richard Rust. He takes her in hand, for old time's sake, and suffers the consequences, though he ends up figuring out what her problem is and it isn't really drinking, it's a chemical imbalance. Nice scenes with those two. Another story involves the guest star George Tobias as a Hungarian who owns an ethnic restaurant. He's 80, married to a 42 year old and they want to divorce, but of course, Sam saves their marriage!
An attorney engaged in a bitter clash with Sam Benedict in a civil case is arrested for the murder of his wife. His law firm asks Sam to defend him despite the antagonism between the two.
When multimillionaire Cyrus Carter puts on a toga and begins meditating in a San Francisco park, his longtime friend, Sam Benedict, must prove Cyrus' sanity and save him millions from greedy relatives. GUEST STAR: BURGESS MEREDITH
Larry Wilcox is accused of the murder of a prominent citizen in San Francisco, and asks Benedict to help in his defense.
Perjury by pathological liar Carla Bowman sends a man to the gas chamber. Under an untested California law, such wrongful testimony is itself punishable by death. Sam and Hank prepare a surprising defense for her. GUEST STAR: THEODORE BIKEL
Sam's client is found guilty of murdering his wife. His life insurance of $100,000 will be canceled and his two children deprived of their only protection for the future unless Sam can win an appeal of the verdict. GUEST STAR: GERALDINE BROOKS
Billy Stone is a young boy who is about to be adopted by loving foster parents, until the proceedings are interrupted by his natural mother, claiming she is no longer addicted to drugs and is there to take her son back.
A love from long ago, Ruth Tyler, visits Sam Benedict for the first time in 15 years. She wants him to finalize a divorce from her husband, Robert Tyler, but she's unaware that Sam already has agreed to defend Robert. GUEST STARS: HOWARD DUFF, IDA LUPINO
Two old friends are at odds, one a police officer, the other a mobster. The cop now is out to make his old friend's life miserable.
An attorney nearly dies in an auto accident the night before his client, convicted murderer Mickey Herman, is scheduled for the gas chamber. Sam is called in to find new evidence to get a stay of execution for Herman.
Mitch Dawlt has fled the country after defrauding an insurance company for a lot of money. But he's left behind something of more importance: his daughter.
Hank takes on the case of Amy Vickers, a dancer who cannot remember what happened the night her husband was killed.
A successful family business burns to the ground and the owner is accused of setting the fire, until his son suddenly becomes a suspect.
A convict in Alcatraz has been carrying a torch for the prison psychologist. He will soon be paroled, but insists that he can't continue the relationship on the outside.
17 orphans live on an old man’s boat. The old man earns money to support them. When he gets in trouble with the law, Sam’s only way to win an acquittal, and save the kids' home, is to bring all 17 into court to testify.
Two men are arrested for robbery and the murder of a guard. Sam believes his client was not the one with the murder weapon, but the accomplices have vowed that neither will say how the murder actually took place.
Robert Lansing gives a powerful performance as a high school teacher fighting against censorship in a small town. To complicate matters, Lansing may be in love with one of his students. A pilot for a series with Lansing but NBC decided to go with James Franciscus in "Mr. Novak"
Hank defends a woman accused of Communism while Sam takes on a free speech case in a racially charged environment.