Following Lindsay's murder conviction on the season finale, season 7 opens with Lindsay being sentenced to life in prison. Bobby tries to keep it together, and chooses Rebecca to lead Lindsay's appeal. Meanwhile, Jimmy is hired by a woman who kidnapped a little girl many years ago, to anonymously inform the girl's mother that she is safe and sound. That action opens up a huge can of worms, resulting with the false arrest of the woman originally accused of the kidnapping.
Helen manages to trick a confession of kidnapping out of Bernice White, and a guilt-ridden Jimmy takes on her case, determined not to let her go down for a crime he knows she didn't commit. Despite his efforts, it's new attorney Jamie Stringer who manages to save the day. Meanwhile, Rebecca argues Lindsay's appeal before the Supreme Court, and Ellenor deals with her guilt over losing the trial in the first place.
With Lindsay's conviction now overturned, Bobby realizes they can never win with a new trial, and tries to make a deal with Walsh to no avail. Helen tries to convince Walsh to take the deal, and accidentally comes across some information that might turn the tables. Desperate to make her first court appearance, Jamie lets the hopeless case of a flasher come to trial, where things rapidly spin out of control.
Bobby and Eugene defend a Christian Science couple from Helen's wrath, when they are accused of murder for not taking their dying son to a hospital. Meanwhile, Lindsey's release has severe emotional consequences on both her and Keneth Walsh, still devastated over losing the case.
Lindsey takes on a client whose neighbor is suing to get her to stop singing the same loud song every morning while, in a politically and emotionally charged hearing centered on stem cell research, Eugene, Ellenor and Jamie try to help a biological research facility reverse a zoning decision purposely designed to put it out of business
Bobby and Jimmy struggle with a court-appointed statutory rape case in which their client claims that he and his victim, a 13-year old boy, love each other and the boy's mother is trying to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Ellenor builds a defense for the religious freedom of a church whose ritual includes animal sacrifice.
Jimmy, Eugene, and Sarah Barker go to a death penalty hearing held by a committee of prosecutors who have decided to ask for the death penalty for one of the firm's clients. The committee recommends life in prison without parole to the client, but the Attorney General still attempts to go for the death penalty. Bobby has dinner with Sarah, and Sarah claims he is starting an affair. Bobby and Lindsay's marriage takes a turn for the worse when Lindsay tells him that she doesn't love him. Lindsay says that she still wants their marriage to work out. Bobby kisses Sarah, ...
Jimmy goes to meet a mentally unstable old client of his, and is shocked to find himself being held by her at gunpoint. The event takes an even more bizarre turn when he discovers she has kidnapped CBS CEO Les Moonves, and is planning to play Russian Roulette with him on live television - while asking Jimmy to find a TV network willing to carry the broadcast. Meanwhile, Lindsay confronts Bobby about his affair, and even goes to Sarah for answers.