Nolan and Martina take the case of Ed Koneke, whose young daughter became sick from carbon ethylene in the groundwater. A subsequent class action lawsuit against a local chemical plant is going nowhere and Ed can no longer afford the medical bills. But when Ed takes an off-hand remark by Martina literally and punches the chemical company's CEO in the face, he finds himself on trial for assault while Martina is called as a witness for the prosecution.moreless
Jessica Barnes, the daughter of wealthy parents, enters rehab for drug abuse. While there, she turns 18 and, against doctor's orders, leaves to join a farming commune. She also begins to withdraw large sums of money from her six-figure trust fund, giving it to the farm's leader. Stark & Rowan intervene to end the flow of funds and to get her out of the commune. Meanwhile, Martina confronts Tommy about rumors that he helped her get her job.moreless
While performing the first year's task of opening the jail mail, Martina comes across a letter from Hannah Atwood, a former client for whom Donovan and his team used the insanity defense in order to keep her out of jail for manslaughter. Now on new medication, Hannah insists that she is innocent and remembers some facts from the night in question.moreless
Martina Garretti makes a strong impression upon her boss, Donovan Stark, after speaking out during a company meeting. In turn, she is given a chair on a new murder case involving the brutal murder of a college professor. Back at home, Martina has problems of a different nature, such as her niece's quest for a new tattoo, that are somehow just as dramatic as her day job.moreless
Nolan and Martina represent Eric Jenkins, a successful night-club owner who is accused of killing his friend and business partner, Tim Larken. Meanwhile, Cyndi asks Martina to run interference and keep Riley away from her birthday party so that Riley does not discover that Cyndi is dating her recent ex-boyfriend.
Donovan assigns Martina and Nolan the case of Penelope Hewett, who is acting as a surrogate mother for her sister, Emma. Emma is in a coma due to a recent domestic accident and her husband, Mason, has designs of taking the soon to be born child to Paris. On the home front Martina helps her sister, Deb, who is falsely accusing the neighbors of removing a tree in her family's back yard.moreless
Donovan and Nolan ask Martina, an avid and knowledgeable football fan, to help the firm secure a new client. Doug Hartsock, a promising high school quarterback, lost his chance at a pro career due to multiple concussions. His coaches may have ignored his injuries and thus could be culpable in the loss of Doug's career. Meanwhile, a problem in Accounting at Stark & Rowan delays Martina's first paycheck.moreless