Lawyer-turned-mediator Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi) tries to save her recently deceased father's firm in the premiere of this series following Kate's attempts to solve others' problems, as well as her own. The firm's fate rests on the resolution of a dispute between a clothing magnate and his son, who's set to inherit his father's business.
A high-school-football coach comes under fire for his old-school methods by a student's parents. But Kate, who's been assigned the case by her nemesis Judge Nicastro (Gerald McRaney), senses there's more behind the coach's motives than he's letting on.
A cooking-show star (Eddie McClintock) clashes with the company that's releasing his barbecue sauce, but Sarah discovers that the chef's assistant (Camille Sullivan) is the true talent behind the operation. The situation becomes more complicated when a person from the assistant's past also wants a piece of the pie.
Kate mediates the firing of a young inventor (Devon Gummersall), whose boss holds the rights to his revolutionary device. The inventor threatens to kill himself and steals the device, leaving Kate with a complicated situation to diffuse.
Kate's engaged friend (Brittany Ishibashi) arranges for a prenup, but the woman's father (Clyde Kusatsu) remains suspicious of her intended. Kate decides to investigate and uncovers something surprising.
In the Season 1 finale, Kate has a lot on her plate as she tries to prevent trouble at the Croatian embassy and settle a dispute between two brothers. Adding to her load are threats from Judge Nicastro and looming personal changes.