Sebastian investigates when a promising singer is murdered shortly after leaving a party at the Playboy Mansion, and he learns there is no shortage of people who wanted to see her dead. Danny makes the probe more difficult when he sleeps with a witness who turns into a suspect.
Sebastian, disbarred in California, gambles in Las Vegas and is persuaded to accept a $5 million retainer to defend a former client, a ruthless casino owner accused of murdering a high-level employee in charge of the casino's operations.
Sebastian has a personal stake in building a case against an underworld kingpin: He's working with the state attorney general's office on a covert deal that could keep him from being disbarred for covering up a 1996 murder committed by a former client.
Sebastian's friend and former law partner is gunned down while with Sebastian. Later, dark secrets from Sebastian's past surface when it's learned that the fatal shooting was actually a failed attempt to kill him.
A female tennis star is stabbed to death after a stalker, who was in prison for attacking the victim five years ago, is released from jail because his conviction was overturned. Jessica, who failed to get the conviction upheld, is guilt-ridden following the woman's death.
Sebastian tries to find a serial arsonist responsible for the death of a firefighter, and the investigation uncovers that the victim died while attempting to save a person who had been murdered before the blaze was set.
Sebastian prosecutes a misfit chemical-engineering student suspected in a campus bombing that killed a peer. But the man claims he is innocent and Danny believes him, even though the suspect wrote an incriminating letter about exacting revenge against some of his fellow students.
A medical examiner is caught tampering with evidence during the murder investigation of a well-known reporter in order to frame a suspect. The ME also accuses Jessica in court of pressuring her to give false testimony in previous cases in order to gain convictions.
Sebastian reopens the murder investigation of Isaac's fiancée from four years ago because he believes the person responsible for the crime isn't the one who was convicted. But Sebastian doesn't tell Isaac the news and he forbids Raina, who is dating Isaac, from informing him.
As the second season begins, Sebastian recruits Jessica to join his team after his lone witness to a double homicide is killed by a car bomb. Jessica agrees to help with the case and she brings on board a brash deputy DA (Kevin Alejandro) from the organized crime unit to assist in the investigation.