Irascible attorney Harriet "Harry" Korn is fired in the series opener and sets up her own practice in an abandoned shoe store. The first case for her small team of unlikely colleagues: a young man facing his third drug offense.
Harry defends a poor elderly woman who committed armed robbery to get money for food; and Adam faces a famous lawyer when he defends a Laundromat owner who fired a woman because of his one child-only policy.
Harry faces disbarment after she announces that her client is guilty, which forces a mistrial and has the judge holding her in contempt; and Malcolm exchanges undercover time with Cincinnati cops for an expunged criminal record.
Tommy asks Harry's help in defending four albinos seeking asylum in the U.S. in order to escape albino hunters in their native Tanzania; Jenna's car is stolen and then returned by the thief's sister; and Harry makes a comment in the office that hurts Jenna.
Adam witnesses a gang shooting and is shocked to see a teen doctor treating the victim before the paramedics arrive, and Adam represents the teen in court in a case that turns grave when he learns the young man was involved in a police officer's murder.
A man asks for Harry's help when his lover is locked in a basement by her jealous husband; Adam handles his first divorce case, which involves a ménage à trois; and Jenna and Malcolm talk about their kiss.
Harry defends an old friend and colleague who killed his business partner during an armed standoff; Adam tells Rachel that he loves her, but then has to break up with Chunhua; and Malcolm and Jenna try to find balance with their new love for each other.
In the first-season finale, Harry defends Josh Peyton when he's charged with assault after suffering a mental breakdown; Adam and Rachel defend a death-row inmate, but the case is jeopardized by a clerical error; and Jenna and Malcolm have their first argument.