A waitress is murdered at Cooper's favorite bar and a busboy is charged with the crime. Cooper defends the man and soon lands in jail on an obstruction-of-justice charge. To make matters worse, he learns that his nemesis, Leeza Lynch, will prosecute both cases. Kate defends Cooper and the ordeal causes her to make a surprising decision.
Cooper and Skip defend a mentally challenged street vendor accused of murder, after a body is found in the man's storage shed. But Cooper soon doubts his client's innocence and also his alleged lack of mental capacity. Meanwhile, Kate attempts to woo Skip to join her law firm.
Skip and Cooper represent a rape victim whose assailant comes from a wealthy family. When Kate learns who the young man's family is, she helps her firm sign him up in order to impress her firm's senior partners.
The lawyers get a “heater,” a high-profile case that generates a lot of publicity, when they defend the husband (Dax Griffin) of a woman whose body washed ashore near their office. Meanwhile, Skip looks for a new apartment, but gets rejected every time he mentions he's a lawyer.
The lawyers defend a man (Gil McKinney who was found with a body stashed in the trunk of his car. Their case gets off to a rocky start when the client fails a polygraph test. Meanwhile, Skip's apartment gets flooded, and his landlord threatens to evict him.
Skip and Cooper take on a medical-malpractice lawsuit, representing a woman who lost the use of her legs. Kate's cutthroat law firm defends the doctor and forces the case to go to trial by offering an unjust settlement.
The lawyers defend a man (Jocko Sims) found fleeing a murder scene. Meanwhile, Skip meets Cooper's “receptionist” (Jaime Lee Kirchner), an ex-client who pretends to be his secretary to avoid heat from her parole officer. He also runs into a former classmate (Susan Ward), whom he has a crush on.