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.
Ellenor and Eugene defend a client who is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, and whose alibi turns out to be pretty shaky. Meanwhile, Lindsay, trying to build up her own practice, represents an airline that is being sued because they refuse to fly Arabs.
Bobby is defending a man accused of shooting a police officer, but is still haunted by a previous case. Jamie represents a client who is arrested on a minor drug charge, and the case comes down to whether or not the client's 4th Amendment rights have been violated or not.
Eugene represents a family who is suing a liquor company for being responsible for the death of their son who died of alcoholism. Ellenor takes a pro bono case when she tries to convert the death sentence of a woman about to be executed in New Hampshire.
Ellenor's attempt to stay Denise Freeman's execution backfires, and she has to fight against time to keep Denise alive. Eugene and Bobby have a dispute over the Berrys refusal to settle with the liquor company.
Jimmy's client supposedly ran down a man with her car, but when it turns out the guy had a bullet in his back, the case becomes a little more complicated. Eugene's client is being sued for sexual harassment, while Lindsay helps out a young lawyer who is suing a town.
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.
Jamie has to deal with her past, when she is persuaded by the D.A to testify against the guy who raped her four years ago. Things get more complicated by the fact that Eugene is the defendant's lawyer. Lindsay is revisited by Stanley Deeks, who seems to have turned his life around.
Eugene and Jamie represent a very pregnant woman who claims she killed her husband in defense of her unborn child. Jimmy helps Claire on a case where a 10-year old girl has been disabled after a fall from a balcony. Lindsay makes a final decision about her marriage.