Picking up 10 years from where the movie left off and based on John Grisham's bestselling novel of the same name, Mitch and Abby McDeere, along with their 10-year old daughter Claire, decide to leave witness protection and, along with Mitch's brother, private investigator Ray, and secretary Tammy, set up their own law firm.
In the opener, the family celebrates Claire's tenth birthday. On the professional front Mitch takes on the case of accused murderer Sarah Holt and, at the behest of Judge Trott, the case of 14-year old Donnell Heywood, who stabbed a ate to death. Also, Mitch is offered a temping partnership with a law firm who want him to head up a newly created Criminal Division.
Once again, Erica is sent back to her university days, but this time to overcome her fear of confrontation.