Baron Vaughn (Leonardo Prince) & Ethan Embry (Spencer Reed) also worked together on Grace and Frankie (2015) as Nwabudike Bergstein & Coyote Bergstein respectively.

The theme song, "The Yellow Brick Road Song", is performed by spoken word poet and musician Iyeoka Okoawo. Co-written by producer David Franz, it is the lead single from her album Say Yes.

Fairly Legal attracted 3.9 million viewers upon first airing, with approximately one-third of viewers being in the key 18-49 ratings demographic. The episode lost about 500,000 viewers from its lead-in, the mid-season debut of the medical drama Royal Pains (2009).

The 75-minute pilot episode was directed by Bronwen Hughes.

Universal Pictures UK released Fairly Legal Season 1 on Region 2 DVD on January 31, 2013.

In Australia, the series premiered on Seven Network on July 10, 2012, and returned for season two on May 26, 2013.

The series was given the green-light for a first season on March 15, 2010, with an additional 11 episode order. Production began in June in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In September, the total number of episodes was cut from twelve to ten due to scheduling issues.

On May 2, 2011, USA Network announced that Fairly Legal had been renewed for a second season of 13 episodes, which went into production later in 2011.

On January 4, 2012, it was announced the second season of Fairly Legal would premiere on March 16, 2012. The series moved to Friday at 9:00 pm, paired with In Plain Sight (2008).

Fairly Legal first appeared on the development slate for USA Network in August 2009, under the working title Facing Kate.

The series was created and written by Michael Sardo, who also serves as an executive producer.

Casting announcements began in late October 2009, when Sarah Shahi was cast in the main role of Kate Reed. Michael Trucco and Virginia Williams joined the cast in early November.

Fairly Legal is a television series which aired on USA Network from January 20, 2011, to June 15, 2012.

USA Network cancelled the show on November 1, 2012, after two seasons, due to low ratings.