Lawyer Nina Whitley is at the top of her game but gave up a lot to get there. When she learns that she won't be a partner at her firm and her old fiance is newly engaged, she snaps, getting her shunned from corporate law. She must work for the underdog after she gets a job in a public defender's office that's understaffed and underfunded. New colleagues include apathetic serial gambler Phil and dedicated Carlos. As for Trent, Nina's ex, she'll see plenty of him -- as an adversary in the DA's office.