Lisa Swift works as a paralegal for attorney Bruce Parmelee. They go out to dinner with a wealthy Japanese client. Lisa is surprised when Bruce starts fondling her knee under the table. Later, he asks her to drive the client back to his hotel. The client said that Bruce promised she'd sleep with him. Lisa turned him down. She confronted Bruce the next morning. He tells her to come to his house at 9pm that evening to discuss it. Lisa goes to his house, but finds Bruce dead. Someone stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. Bruce's wife returns, and finds Lisa, who...
Wealthy philanthropist Malcolm Engle reveals his plan to murder someone close to Ben Matlock at a certain time and place and challenges Matlock to try and prove he did it. When Lt. Bob Brooks becomes the victim, Matlock struggles to break Engle's alibi and link him to the murder.
A hot-tempered basketball coach finds himself in a different kind of court when he's accused of killing a team booster who wanted him to pay a huge sum to attract a major prospect, and he hires Matlock to draw up a defense.
Cliff's friend Fred is accused of killing the woman he met through a video dating service, so Jerri goes undercover as a client of the service in order to catch the real killer. Meanwhile, Matlock tries his own luck at video dating.
After Matlock's car breaks down in the bad part of Atlanta, he befriends a tenant of run down apartment complex in the same area. His new friend is accused of assaulting the slum lord owner of the building and Ben serves as his lawyer.