Albert and Sadie struggle to rebuild broken trust, as opening statements loom in Billy's trial, and do their best for Billy as the prosecution lays out a devastating case. Meanwhile, Peter and Cam face the first crisis of their budding relationship when Peter considers a run for District Attorney.
Albert discovers the truth about Sadie and Billy's relationship and steps in as first chair on the murder trial, fearing Sadie's judgment is compromised. Meanwhile, Cam and Nick defend a client accused of conspiracy to commit kidnapping; Isaiah takes a break from the firm after the outcome of Carolyn's parole hearing; and Tiffany tries to get over her ex-fiancé.
Sadie must testify at Carolyn's parole hearing on her qualifications as a mother, but a man from Carolyn's past resurfaces, hoping to scuttle what may be her last chance at freedom. Meanwhile, Nick takes on his first case since passing the bar and is up against the DA who put him in prison; and Cam takes her relationship with Peter to the next level.
Nick and Tiffany help Sadie and Albert review audiotapes from Billy's sister's old therapy sessions, hoping to find clues in the murder case against him. Meanwhile, Sadie serves as council on the divorce proceedings for Isaiah's daughter; and Cameron agrees to represent Carolyn in her upcoming parole hearing.
Isaiah and Sadie visit her mother in prison after they learn some important information regarding her former accomplice. Meanwhile, Cameron and Albert defend a transwoman arrested for stabbing a famous baseball player; and Cameron gives into her feelings for Peter.
DNA results come back in Billy's case, but Sadie avoids the gag order about them to bolster public support for him. Also, a client reveals to Albert the location of his murder victim, and Cameron represents a woman who was issued a cease-and-desist order for publicly shaming a rapist.
Sadie hopes to uncover a new lead in Billy's murder case by interviewing his former classmates. Also: Sadie defends her childhood best friend in a probation violation case; Cameron is asked on a date by her former classmate; and Albert's father arrives.
Sadie confronts Billy about new evidence in the case against him, and his explanation disappoints her. Meanwhile, a piece of evidence surfaces and it could expose a massive scandal, and Cameron and Tiffany defend a psychic accused of grand larceny.
Sadie works on a case involving one of Isaiah's oldest friends as she tries to keep her relationship with Billy strictly professional. Meanwhile, Cameron is conflicted about having her client testify against his own cousin.
A successful defense attorney (Katherine Heigl) begins falling for her client (Steven Pasquale), a charismatic surgeon who just might be guilty of committing a grisly murder in the series premiere of this drama.