Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee takes the helm for the pilot episode of this CBS series concerning charismatic, unwaveringly self-confident defense attorney Sebastian Stark (James Woods). Prompted to begin working for the prosecutors after one of his cases has an unexpected outcome and he experiences a profound personal revelation, Stark is soon named the head of the Los Angeles District Attorney's elite crime fighting unit and work directly under his longtime nemesis Jessica Devlin (Jeri Ryan). A powerful district attorney who despises Stark's cutthroat tactics, Devlin places Stark in charge of a group of young prosecutors who are about to learn more about the justice system from one man than they did in their entire college education. Stark may be working for the good guys now, yet he has no intention of changing his questionable tactics to reflect his current position. Now, as Stark exposes rookie lawyers Casey Woodland (Sam Page), Raina Troy (Sophia Brown), Martin Allende (Alexis Case), and Madeline Poe (Sarah Carter) to his unconventional means of winning in the courtroom, his supportive teenage daughter Julie (Danielle Panabaker) cheers her dad on from the sidelines knowing that, despite his personal and professional quirks, he's finally fighting the good fight.
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