Stanton proposes that Franklin and Bash become partners in the firm. This requires them to play the corporate game, and Jared and Peter are having a tough time suing the owner of a small brewery over copyright infringement on behalf of their big league client. Meanwhile, they defend an old friend of theirs who was arrested by cop whom he thought was just a woman dressed up in a costume. The case isn't going well for Peter because he's more interested in how attractive the cop is.
Peter and Jared are approached by a man who believes he's a super-hero intent on ridding the city of crime. He's in jail, charged with homicide, and he needs their help. They are loving the case until Peter's mother shows up, and then Janie returns as the DA, and then Janie announces they're upping the charge to first-degree murder.
Franklin and Bash are hesitant about representing a man who held up a pizza place with a cheese gun, but when they suggest to Damien to switch cases and he jumps at the chance, they know something worse is just around the corner. They are now representing Stanton's second and fourth ex-wife who, in her words, rescued a dog, but in legal terms stole a dog.
Jared is temporarily serving as judge at a small claims court, but one fair ruling has declared him as murderer of rock and roll. Jared and Peter then defend the young owner of a famous music club but go up against Franklin senior in court. Pindar's therapist has been revealed as a fraud but Stanton Infeld is defending him and forces Pindar to face some of his many fears.
A high-profile judge (Don McManus) asks Peter and Jared to defend him after he is arrested for having an affair with a lawyer while presiding over her cases. Sexual tension builds between Peter and Janie (Claire Coffee). And Karp defends a college friend (Tuc Watkins) who needs to prove that he is gay in order to keep a championship softball trophy.
Peter and Jared are working on a case in which a former chop-shop worker (Brian Howe) is accused of a pre-meditated attack. As they start selecting jurors for the case, the duo begin to receive a lot of unsolicited advice. Infeld-Daniels' summer associate program partners a young law student (Danielle Panabaker) with lawyers at the firm.
Peter and Jared ask Hanna to help them handle the court martial of two Navy sailors (Kayla Ewell and Gabrielle Dennis) accused of assaulting fellow personnel, but Hanna has ulterior motives for coming to their aid. To make matters worse, the sailors' commanding officer (Joanna Cassidy) has little confidence in their defense team. Elsewhere, Pindar arbitrates a dispute between the co-owners of a virtual business. And Karp finds himself walking a human-resources tightrope over a previous encounter with one of the firm's summer associates (Tiffany Dupont).
Peter and Jared help a widow (Anne Ramsay) retain the body of her esteemed late husband from being awkwardly immortalized as a dancer in a human body exhibit. When a stalker begins harassing Stanton Infeld, Karp thinks it may be an old client just released from prison and out for revenge. Hanna runs into an old college friend (Boris Kodjoe) and sparks an old romance.
Peter and Jared must clear their name when a former client (Carla Gallo) is arrested for skipping trial, only to accuse her two lawyers of paying her to disappear. While under investigation, the scene flashes back to how the dynamic legal duo of Franklin and Bash (along with Pindar and Carmen) came to be.
When Jared's father, Leonard Franklin (Beau Bridges) attempts to buy the firm from Stanton Infeld, Peter and Jared fight to save it. Peter also comes to the rescue of an old high school friend (Chris Klein) who is running for governor and wants to drop out of the race due to a scandal.