Scott Wallace is put on trial for murder yet again, with Bobby determined to prove his mental state is responsible for the crime. Lindsay becomes terrified when William Hinks continues to harass her, with the police being unable to touch him, until Bobby's decision to take matters into his own hands gets out of control.
With the discovery of William Hinks' body, Bobby is arrested shortly after for his murder. Lindsay is terrified of losing him and raising their child alone, while the DA's office assigns an extremely aggressive lawyer, willing to pull out all the stops in order to get rid of Bobby once and for all.
With Eugene at the helm, the entire firm stands ready to defend Bobby in his trial for the murder of William Hinks. But no matter what the outcome of the trial turns out to be, William Hinks reaches out from the grave and manages to get the last laugh, when a deadly tragedy hits the firm.
After the explosion at the firm's offices, Lucy is unharmed, but Rebecca is fighting for her life in the hospital. Things become even more complicated, when Bobby takes Rebecca's mother, a Jehovah's Witness, to court, trying to force her to allow the hospital to give Rebecca a blood transfusion. During all this, Lindsay goes into labor.
Ellenor's sperm-donor has second thoughts about their agreement for him to give up his parental rights, and Jimmy surprises her when he stands by her and volunteers to represent her. Lucy is paged by the rape crisis center to help an 11 year-old rape victim, whose rapist Helen is preparing to prosecute. Meanwhile, a disoriented Rebecca wakes up from her coma, and gets lost in the hospital.
In a crossover episode with "Gideon's Crossing", Ellenor turns to Dr. Ben Gideon, due to some complications with her pregnancy. Helen prosecutes 11 year-old Amanda McGowan's rapist, while doing her best to keep her off the witness stand and protect her from being even further traumatized. Bobby represents a man accused of killing his step daughter, with whom he was having an affair.
As evidence mounts against the defendant in the Littlefield trial, Bobby and Jimmy try to apply the infamous "Plan B", and accuse the victim's mother of the murder. Meanwhile, Ellenor goes into labor, with only a panicked Helen at her side.
Helen arrives at the scene of a carjacking gone terribly wrong, when the owner of the car is killed and her son is caught inside. She uses extremely questionable trickery to get a confession out of the suspect, which Jimmy tries to get thrown out.
Lindsay represents an illegal alien, who the police is threatening to deport, unless he testifies against his brother in a murder trial. Helen is prosecuting a rapist, when his defense attorney goes after Lucy on the stand for her actions as a rape crisis counselor. Meanwhile, Eugene once again gets mixed up with incompetent attorney Harland Bassett.
Bobby and Ellenor defend a brutal drug dealer accused of murder in a case they have no chance of winning, when their client turns his attention to Richard, who is prosecuting the case. Fearing for his life, Richard is determined not to be scared away, and to win the trial at all costs.
Greif stricken by Richard's murder, an enraged Helen seeks vengeance on his killers. As Bobby tries to deal with the guilt over his part in Richard's death, Rebecca and Jimmy grasp at representing a seemingly innocent man accused of killing his wife - until shocking new evidence come to light.
In the two-hour season premier, Ellenor is called to the house of her close friend, Senator Keith Ellison, where she finds the dead body of a man in his bed. The senator claims to shooting the man, thinking he was raping his wife, not realizing they're actually having an affair. In a sensational trial, full of twists and turns, Helen and new ADA Alan Lowe try to prove the senator murdered the man in a fit of rage - but no one is ready for the real truth behind this crime.
Ellenor tries to deal with her discoveries after the Ellison trial, and is determined to correct the injustice that occurred. Rebecca joins forces with a highly respected death-row-appeals lawyer, and discovers he might have an agenda contrary to that of his clients. Eugene represents an old client in a parole hearing, trying to convince him to make a full admission even though he still maintains his innocence.
Lindsay represents a young man accused of murder, and is shocked when new ADA Alan Lowe makes an extremely questionable maneuver to nail her client. Jimmy represents a bookie, to whom he is in grave debts, in a very messy divorce, until it escalates to murder.
Bobby represents Jenny and Richard Baldwin against a pedophile about to be released from prison, who they believe kidnapped their son 18 years earlier. The couple wants Bobby to use a civil lawsuit to force him to tell them what happened to their son - a trial that ends with shocking results. Meanwhile, Jimmy is desperate to scrape up the money to pay his bookie, and ends up stealing from a client to do so.
With a young man coming forward, believing he might be the long lost Chad Baldwin, Bobby and Ellenor try to verify the boy's story. Helen tries to use the woman who raised him for all those years to lock Pierce away for the kidnapping, but Rebecca uncovers evidence that might change everything.
The firm is hired by an insurance company in the trial of a little boy who got hit by a car, until the company's doctor uncovers evidence the he suffers from an extremely life threatening condition. Everyone is horrified when the insurance company orders them not to reveal that to the boy's parents, putting his life in grave danger. Jimmy, however, refuses to comply with those orders, telling the boy's parents everything - and is shocked to discover Eugene has reported him to the bar, recommending his immediate disbarment.
Bobby, Eugene and Jimmy work with an insurance company to settle the claim of a 10-year-old accident victim. But when the case presents a dilemma of moral and ethical proportions, the tension that's been brewing between Jimmy and Eugene finally boils over.
An American woman married to an Arab-American hires Rebecca to find her husband, who was taken away by the FBI under what seems a precursor to the PATRIOT act.O n a parallel case Eugene defends a black man on trial for raping a white woman.