Few jobs are guaranteed for a lifetime, and a Supreme Court appointment is one you just don't quit. Unless you're Cyrus Garza. A playboy and a gambler, Justice Garza always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law. Until he realized the system he always believed in was flawed. Now, he's quit the bench and returned to being an attorney. Determined to represent "the little guy," he's using his inside knowledge of the justice system to take on today's biggest legal cases. And making plenty of powerful people unhappy along the way.
When Supreme Court Justice Cyrus Garza has had enough of the legal system, he surprises everyone when he quits his appointment to pursue justice his own way. With a team including his childhood best friend Al Druzinsky, a brilliant liberal defense attorney Mereta Stockman, his loyal clerk Lucinda Pearl, an unorthodox PI, and ambitious Yale graduate Eddie Franks, Cyrus hopes to go around the country and around legal pitfalls to bring justice to the biggest, most controversial battles through his private practice.
An immigration dispute leads Garza and the team to Arizona, but things turn deadly with a police shooting. While Eddie believes the team should take on the controversial case, Al doubts his decision to join Garza in the first place. On a personal front, Mereta finds an ally in Lucinda, who encourages her to make a move on Garza.
Garza defends a woman whose baby died after being left in a hot car; Lucinda and Eddie cover one of Al's former clients.
Al questions Garza's motives when he tries to expose a major car manufacturer's deadly cover-up; Mereta gets ready for her first day in court; Eddie lands an interview with a big law firm.
When a confession is entered as proof that the girlfriend of a police killer is guilty of the murder, Garza and Al must find out if a Miranda Rights violation occurred. The violation would disregard the confession and protect the girl's right to remain silent. Further complicating the incident is the fact that this defendant is the daughter of Cyrus' nemesis Senator Sidney Vidalin. Eddie and Mereta follow their own investigation when they dig into Lucinda's past and discover something shocking.
Garza and Co. take the case when an orphan is denied an organ transplant. Elsewhere, a most unwelcome figure from Lucinda's past surfaces; and Eddie must make a game-changing career decision. Elizabeth Pena guest stars.
When a gang shooting leaves a student dead Garza files a lawsuit against the school.
The White House asks Garza for help after a murderer escapes to Mexico. He must work to extradite a man who killed his child's murderer.