A single-camera courtroom comedy that focuses on Nina, a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion, and finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned upside down when she joins the ranks of the legal world's underdogs and very quickly realizes that the law isn't quite as fair as she once thought. Nina's new colleague is Phil, a tall, dark and handsome, if not a little scruffy, public defender and avid gambler.
Corporate lawyer Nina Whitley has given up a lot in her climb to the top. However, when she's passed over for a promotion and her former fiance gets engaged to another woman, Nina has an epic meltdown.
Nina attends a gala honoring public defenders; however, her former colleagues are unimpressed.
Phil tricks Nina into believing that all of the public defenders voluntarily go to jail to better understand their clients. She learns what lengths she'll go to be a part of the gang.
Nina realizes she may need help influencing jurors; Phil and Trent face off.
Nina worries that she is being played; a stenographer rejects Phil's advances.
Nina must accept that losing cases to Trent is a fact of life; Carlos gives up smoking, which worries the rest of the gang.
Nina discovers that Trent and the district attorney's office are involved in a plot.
An old friend asks Nina to set her up with Phil; Nina goes on an ill-fated double date.
Phil is on the shortlist for Public Defender of the Year; Trent brings a young boy to court.
After secretly reuniting with Trent, Nina must make some hard choices. Meanwhile, Phil must look at his own relationships when Morris calls him out for being glib.
Nina makes friends with a spunky forensics analyst who takes the concept of loyalty a bit too seriously; Carlos gets worrisome glimpse into Phil's life.
Nina is assigned one of Phil's former defendants and lands herself in a bet with Phil. Meanwhile, Phil and Carlos decide to teach Micah a lesson.