Meet Nathan Ford, a former insurance investigator who spent his professional career dedicated to the company that refused a potentially life saving medical procedure for his son. Unemployed and teetering on the edge, Nate enlists the help of the best thieves and grifters in the business, and with their help, he steals from the rich and gives to the poor to help balance the crooks in high power positions. He and his team help provide... leverage.
Nate Ford, a once-loyal corporate employee has recovered millions of dollars in stolen goods for his employer. But when that employer denied his son’s insurance claims and allowed the boy to die, he realized he could no longer work for such an entity. Out of work and descending into alcoholism, Ford is hired by an aeronautics executive to recover airplane designs the executive claims were stolen by a rival company. Helping him are four highly skilled team members: Parker, an expert thief; Alex Hardison, a specialist in Internet and computer fraud; Eliot Spencer, a high-octane “retrieval specialist” who can take out a gang of henchmen without breaking a sweat; and Sophie Devereaux, a grifter who could win awards for her acting skills during difficult scams. At first the newly formed team is hesitant to trust each other after so many years working alone but being double-crossed changes the dynamic, ultimately forcing them to unite.
The team is hired to investigate the injuries a military reservist sustained while in Iraq.
After a Wall Street broker sets fire to his stable—killing his underachieving racehorses in the process, the team visits Kentucky to help the heartsick trainer, Eliot’s high school love.
Nate's childhood best friend seeks the help of Leverage Consulting & Associates in preventing the demolition of his church... by stealing a miracle.
Sophie and Nate find themselves taken hostage during a bank robbery. They soon learn they are trapped inside with their latest target: a corrupt judge.
The Leverage team works to take down an adoption agency that has been stealing money from American couples.
To pull of a heist, the team poses as wedding planners in order to get money promised to a family after they took the fall for a Mafia boss.
The Leverage team attempts to expose a conglomerate’s cover-up of their toxic fertilizer, which has resulted in the death of a young girl. But the CEO has put all of the damning evidence on a plane to the Cayman Islands. The team races to catch the flight but, once airborne, they discover that the CEO’s intentions are far more sinister and that to avenge one life they’ll have to save their own.
While helping a National Guardsman, Nate puts his team on the line when he slips back into his alcoholic ways.
The team works to recover a large amount of money stolen from a charity by an investment broker. However, the team learns the banker isn't as bad of a person as they assumed he would be.
While at jury duty, Parker learns someone is trying to sway the trial's verdict.
The team puts together a plan to steal Nate's former boss's prized Michelangelo Maquette and sell it back to him.
Nate tries to piece together his team after coming out of hiding. However, the high stakes involved in his latest con could spell disaster for him and his friends.
In order to save the life of an innocent inmate, Nate must bring down the corrupt warden of the Super-Max prison where he’s currently incarcerated and escape… whether he wants to or not.
To uncover a password, the team infiltrates the high school reunion of an amoral software magnate who’s the IT department for the Axis of Evil.
When Parker is trapped in an unknown location while working a theft for her mentor, the LEVERAGE team must race the clock to find her and free her.
To rob an African kleptocrat's Boston vault, the LEVERAGE team has to time their heist to a symphony concert nearby, where amateur violinist Hardison must play a solo for a sell-out crowd.
Nate and the team infiltrate the world of Big Pharma to take down a corrupt CEO before he can release a drug that will kill thousands.
To take down a corrupt record executive, the LEVERAGE crew infiltrates the world of country & western music, inadvertently turning Eliot into a genuine country music star.
The LEVERAGE crew aims to turn the tables on a greedy debt collector stealing from innocent taxpayers, but finds themselves in over their heads when they discover that their target is also a domestic terrorist funding an armed militia.
The LEVERAGE team dives into the high-octane world of master car thieves in order to take down a crooked car dealer.
When innocent small businessmen are blackmailed into committing crimes, the team's investigation reveals an unlikely foe behind the scheme: Jimmy Ford, Nate’s father.
In the aftermath of a deadly mine explosion, the team infiltrates the coal mines of West Virginia to put an end to the dangerous practices of the mine’s owner. But what the team digs up will threaten the livelihood of everyone in this tight-knit community.
The team discover that viewpoints differ, when they compare notes and find out that five years ago, each of them tried to steal the same rare artifact.
When the team finds out that an antiquities trafficker working for Moreau is using refugee children as mules to smuggle artifacts, they travel to London to lure him into an Auction House scam. While there, Sophie confronts the consequences of her past. James Frain guest-stars.
To get a violent hedge fund manager to reveal information that could lead to Damien Moreau, the Leverage team convinces the man that he has murdered Parker, not knowing that their con has made the rogue financier the target of assassins.
The team takes over a mall on Christmas Eve and uncovers a scheme perpetrated by an old nemesis; Eliot goes undercover as Santa Claus; Parker and Hardison are Santa's helpers.
The team infiltrates a government research lab to stop Damien Moreau from auctioning information to international terrorists.
After following Moreau to San Lorenzo, the team discovers that he is chief advisor to the current President.
Nate, now sober, grudgingly reassembles the team to pit the local Irish mob against a banker who is gaming a government bailout. If they live, Nate has four thieves to deal with who believe he needs them in his life, whether he likes it or not.
The crew work to get a corrupt mixed martial arts promoter to invest all he has into a phony cable network, but their con is discovered. Now it is Elliot's job to throw a fight.
The team must commandeer a full hospital floor in order to quarantine a convicted felon and get him to reveal the location of the stolen money, or die.
Nate and his team continue to remove greed by focusing in on a avaricious investment banker. They'll pose as "fairy godparents" to the awkward son of the white collar crook.
The crew uses the world of government conspiracies to raise paranoia and expose a callous tabloid newscaster as a fraud.
The crew takes on a corrupt corporation which is marketing tainted foods. The scheme team needs to be tricky: they will put on a fake magic show so they can slip by the tight security.
Nate and his crew square off against a band of thieves in order to retrieve priceless stolen artwork.
Hardison fills in for Sophie as the inside man when the team sets their sights on an unscrupulous diamond merchant.
The Leverage team targets a shady lawyer looking to usurp his client's estate, with Parker playing the client's long-lost daughter. With Sophie still out of the picture, the team works with an uptight lawyer as a chaperone, but there may be more to her than meets the eye.
The LEVERAGE team runs a high-tech version of a classic con on a predatory loan shark in order to save McRory’s bar.
The team is forced to work with their old enemy Sterling in order to free Nate’s ex-wife, Maggie from a Ukrainian jail and clear her name.
The team goes after a con man masquerading as a psychic medium in order to drain the life savings of his bereaved clients.
While trying to take down a corrupt local mayor exploiting his love of baseball, the Leverage team runs into an unexpected complication.
Surrounded by FBI, the team decides to hide in plain sight, while continuing to take down the corrupt mayor and his gunrunning partner. Little do they suspect that Nate has a different endgame in mind for them all.
To take down a corrupt financier, the LEVERAGE team must recover lost evidence high up on a mountain, racing hired guns and killer weather.
When a mark is killed suddenly in the middle of a sting, the team must scramble to complete the con and find the killer…before Nate goes down for murder.
To take down a corrupt PR consultant, the LEVERAGE team must build him up as a hero, then use his own methods against him.
On the trail of a lost Van Gogh, the team learns the painting was the center of a World War II love story between a black soldier and the white heiress he was forced to leave behind.
The LEVERAGE team infiltrates the corrupt world of corporate agriculture to recover a stolen object worth millions: a one-of-a-kind potato.
The LEVERAGE team infiltrates a high-tech home to steal a revolutionary computer chip, only to have the family’s child abducted from a carnival during the heist.
The LEVERAGE crew aims their sights on a charming funeral director who embezzles money from her grieving mourners, then discovers she is also selling the identities of the recently deceased to a deadly Mexican drug cartel.
When the LEVERAGE team goes up against a conman from a long lineage of greats, they must pull off the biggest con of their careers.
The team goes after an ailing defense contractor who steals a 15-year-old boy's intended heart for his own. With time running out before the boy dies, the team has to run the con at an airport while they're stuck on a layover.
Jim Sterling asks Nate for help taking down a researcher who has designed a nuclear weight that will allow a terrorist nation to manufacture enriched uranium. However, it soon becomes clear that the Interpol agent has an ulterior motive, one which isolates Nate, gets Sophie arrested, and takes Eliot out of commission.
When homeless veterans in the Boston area begin disappearing, the team must go back to college and infiltrate the world of Skull & Bones secret societies
Uncovering a simple embezzlement scam becomes anything but simple when the team becomes part of a documentary shooting at the company they’re trying to save.
When a James-Bond-like thief targets Parker's friend Peggy, Parker recruits Sophie and Tara to help her and, together, the women of Leverage follow the thief to the Venezuelan Consulate, where they discover an international conspiracy.
Nate, Eliot and Hardison are forced to intervene when Hurley returns, embroiled with the best of intentions in a three-way drug deal.
While searching for a philanthropist’s missing wife, the team comes up against a grifter ring running a web of sophisticated “Sweetheart Scams”. Now, Nate must learn how to steal hearts… or risk losing Sophie’s for good.
The Leverage team hits the recession-driven Cash-for-Gold industry by targeting a corrupt brother-sister team and steering them through an elaborate treasure hunt.
When Latimer hires Nate’s father to pull off a heist in an ultra-secure government office, the Leverage team must stage a fake hostage stand-off when they’re trapped inside and the feds lay siege to the building.
The Leverage team must recruit old friends and rivals in order to take down Latimer and a foe from their past.
As the team adjusts to their new home of Portland, Oregon, they take on the case of a corrupt airline executive who has a strong obsession with Howard Hughes and his Spruce Goose, which is now on exhibit in a museum.
The "enforcer" of a minor league hockey team may die if he brawls again, so the Leverage crew must steal his team from its unscrupulous owner.
An entrepreneur, who has made his fortune by stealing his subordinates' ideas, must be convinced by the team that he has made contact with aliens.
The team infiltrates a cooking school run by an old friend of Eliot's and whose owner is involved in smuggling truffles; Parker looks for passion in the arts.
When a cheerleader is injured through corporate negligence, Parker takes over the role of the cheerleading squad's disgraced coach while the other members of the Leverage team attempt to get safety legislation passed in Congress.
Agent McSweeten, who still thinks that Parker and Hardison are undercover FBI, asks the team to look into the case that obsesses his dying father: the 1971 plane hijacking by D. B. Cooper.
The team plans to get their client's money back by selling their mark the vintage car of his dreams. But because the mark also plans to testify against the Mob, he's been placed in Witness Protection/Relocation and is being closely guarded by a U.S. Marshal.
While nursing an injury, Parker comes across the planning of a crime and must recruit a reluctant waitress (Aarti Mann) to aid her in figuring out the plot. Meanwhile the rest of the team is in Japan on another job.
After finishing a job in Washington with Parker and Hardison, Eliot gets a call from an old employer that leads him to deduce that a terror attack is imminent. Only the three of them, with the help of an old Army colleague of Eliot's, can stop it.
With the other three team members still in Washington, Sophie sneaks off (soon followed by Nate) to the mansion of a recently deceased art collector, where a mysterious painting by a modern master will be publicly shown for the first time. When the painting turns up missing, Sophie and Nate must help Sterling solve a classic mystery to stop him from pinning the crime on them.
Eliot takes a personal interest in the threat posed to a small town by a new mega-store. The crew tries a variety of approaches to foil the plans of an ambitious corporate representative and keep the store from opening.
A young industrialist seems bent on destroying the company his grandfather built, and the town it supports. To find out why, the team attempts the rarely (if ever) achieved "White Rabbit" con, which puts the mark through a series of simulated dreams.
To investigate a suspicious death at a winery, the team tries to get at the new owner through his wine collection.
To prevent a CEO from placing an unsafe toy on the market, the team creates a craze for a competing toy.
Nate puts everything on the line for himself and his team when he takes on a case that is connected to his son's death.