Alicia and Lucca fly to Toronto to represent an NSA agent who was detained by customs officers when he attempted to re-enter the U.S. Meanwhile, Diane becomes concerned when her husband decides to retire and sell his business to a rival; and Peter contemplates an uncertain future when he faces possible arrest.
Alicia and Diane defend the privacy rights of a therapist whose neighbor flies a drone over his home office. Meanwhile, Connor Fox tries to use Eli's daughter as leverage in the case against Peter; and the power struggle at the firm reaches a boiling point.
Diane, Cary and Lucca defend the grieving father of a shooting victim in a defamation suit over a billboard he put up describing a gun store owner as a murderer. Meanwhile, Alicia and Jason's romantic rendezvous is interrupted when Alicia learns that Grace is being accused of plagiarizing her college entrance essay.
As the grand jury against Peter is assembled, with Assistant U.S. Attorney Connor Fox leading the proceedings, Alicia, Eli and Peter's lawyer, Mike Tascioni, attempt to discover what charges are being leveled against him. Meanwhile, Alicia and Jason try to spend a quiet weekend together but are interrupted by her meddling family.
Alicia argues against Judge Schakowsky when she learns that a former bond court client was wrongfully imprisoned. Meanwhile, Diane assists the student editor of a college newspaper when the school threatens to fire her for writing a politically charged article.
Alicia and Cary join forces to defend a former client who is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit over ownership rights to his new music. Meanwhile, Alica's neighbors threaten her with eviction for operating her firm out of her apartment.
Tensions run high as the entire Florrick family is crammed into Peter's campaign bus with Eli and Ruth on their way to the Iowa caucuses. Once there, Peter attempts a high-risk political stunt to gain votes for his presidential bid.
Alicia and Lucca defend a well-respected surgeon who is accused of plotting to commit a crime. Meanwhile, Ruth schemes to remove Jason from Alicia's life by trying to persuade Courtney Paige to hire him for business in another state.
Alicia and Lucca join forces with Louis Canning to defend a Web site accused of racial profiling. Meanwhile, Eli and Ruth worry about the nature of Alicia's relationship with Jason and how it could impact Peter's presidential campaign.
Diane becomes conflicted when she is forced to argue a heated case between pro-choice and pro-life advocates in order to retain an important client. Meanwhile, Alicia and Lucca, desperate for new business, try to poach clients from Louis Canning.
Alicia joins a case involving an automotive executive represented by Lockhart, Agos and Lee, and an employee represented by Louis Canning, who was involved in a crippling accident while test-driving a car operating in driverless mode. Meanwhile, Peter moves back in with Alicia to present a united family image in order to woo a potential campaign contributor.
Alicia and Lucca defend a client who was fired from a technology firm for failing a polygraph test. Meanwhile, Eli plans to leak something that would damage Peter's presidential campaign but could also inadvertently hurt Alicia.
Jason uses aggressive investigative tactics when he assists Alicia and Lucca with a student loan case. Meanwhile, Howard Lyman alleges ageism at his firm and accuses Cary as the primary offender; and Eli stirs up Florrick family drama on Peter's presidential campaign.
Alicia clashes with a bond court judge when she agrees to support a client's plea of innocence in a shoplifting case. Meanwhile, Diane is coerced into arguing against her own beliefs in a case focusing on physician-assisted suicide.
Alicia and Lucca work together on a complicated case involving a designer drug dealer. Meanwhile, Eli persuades Alicia and Veronica to take part in a mother-daughter cooking show to help Peter's campaign, but things don't go as planned.
Alicia argues a complex museum vandalism case that involves photographs taken by a mother of her son, and considers enlisting the help of investigator Jason Crouse. Meanwhile, Cary deals with partner Howard Lyman's inappropriate conduct towards some younger associates at the firm.
Season 7 begins with Alicia attempting to revive her struggling law career by representing arrestees seeking release on bail in bond court. There, she meets attorney Lucca Quinn, who competes for her clients. Meanwhile, Peter brings in a national strategist to help with his presidential campaign, which creates an interesting dynamic with Eli in the process.