Outlaw is an American legal drama television series created by John Eisendrath which stars Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court Justice who resigns from the bench to start his own law firm, as a way to more directly promote the ends of justice.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 15 September to 13 November, 2010. There are eight hour-long episodes in one season.
Outlaw premiered in South Africa on SABC1 on Thursday 7 July 2011, at 22h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Few jobs are guaranteed for a lifetime, and a Supreme Court appointment is a position that no one ever quits - unless he is Cyrus Garza (Jimmy Smits).
A playboy and a gambler, Justice Garza always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law until he realized the system he believed in was flawed. Now, he's quit the bench and returned to private practice.
Using his inside knowledge of the justice system, Garza and his team will travel across the country taking on today's biggest and most controversial legal cases.
Garza's team includes his best friend since childhood, Al Druzinsky (David Ramsey), a brilliant defence attorney with liberal beliefs; Mereta Stockman (Ellen Woglom), a hopeless romantic who is Garza's loyal law clerk; Lucinda Pearl (Carly Pope), a wildly unorthodox private investigator who uses her sex appeal and wit to gather information for Garza; and Eddie Franks (Jesse Bradford), a tightly wound, rabidly ambitious Yale-educated attorney, recently hired as Garza's law clerk.
Outlaw is a Universal Media Studios production along with Conaco productions. John Eisendrath, Richard Schwartz and David Kissinger are executive producers.