Notorious Los Angeles defense attorney Sebastian Stark becomes disillusioned with his career after his successful defense of a wife-abuser results in the wife's death. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is invited by the Los Angeles district attorney to become a public prosecutor so he can apply his unorthodox-but-effective talents to putting guilty people away instead of putting them back on the street.
When Sebastian's witness is blown away by a car bomb, Jessica Devlin agrees to help and decides to recruit Deputy District Attorney Danny Reyes from the Organized Crime Unit to help in the investigation.
Isaac's life is under scrutiny when the closed case of his fiance's murder his re-opened and that Sebastian's team will be conducting the investigation for the DA office. The relation between Raina and Isaac is also getting more complicated since Raina cannot reveal that she is working on this case.
When the body of a 22-year-old surgically-enhanced aspiring actress turns up, the team begins working on identifying and convicting the killer. But the investigation leads to discovery of the exploitation of the victim's dream. Sebastian's team uncovers that the victim's plastic surgeon was exchanging sex for surgery with her.
Jessica finds herself in trouble when her friend, Medical Examiner Laura Fields, is caught tampering with evidence in their murder case. When confronted in court, she accuses Jessica of having pressured her for a false testimony and to arrange the evidences to gain a conviction, when Jessica was the D.A.
The search for the bomber of a school campus and the killer of a co-ed leads to a young chemical engineering student who has been sending incriminating letters about exacting revenge on his condescending peers. But when the case is ready to go to trial, Danny is seduced by the student claim of innocence and convinces Sebastian to let him search for another suspect.
After a popular ultimate fighter commits suicide, an investigation reveals he had been the third fighter in the league to commit suicide and the league CEO had been pushing steroids on the players. Following the results of the investigation, Sebastian charges the CEO with murder.
Sebastian and Danny travel to Mexico to attempt to retrieve a defendant who left the country to avoid being prosecuted for murdering his business partner/mistress.
The mayor places undue pressure on Sebastian and his team to identify, locate, and convict a serial freeway sniper who is causing city-wide panic in Los Angeles.
While trying to find an arsonist responsible for claiming the life of a firefighter, Sebastian's team finds that the man the firefighter died trying rescue was murdered before the fire began.
A prisoner, recently released from prison after a five year stay, stalks and then murders a female tennis star. Jessica is guilt ridden for the death since she didn't get the conviction upheld.
Stark has difficulty investigating the murder of a groupie when the singer and his group not only peddle their stories to the tabloids, but actively work against finding the truth.
Sebastian's life is in jeopardy when it turns out the fatal shooting of his former law partner was supposed to be a hit on him.
Stark faces a formal disbarment hearing, and while he awaits the verdict a back-room deal with the State Attorney's office may save him if he and his team can put away the people responsible for Sarah Belkin's 1996 murder.
Although reluctantly, Sebastian accepts a seven-figure retainer to defend a crooked casino owner who allegedly murdered the head of operations at his casino.
Stark comes back to work at the DA's office when a talented young female musician is found dead.
In the second season finale, Stark's nemesis, Wayne Callison, has escaped prison with one mission in mind: revenge against Stark through any means necessary.