Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), a former lawyer, is now a mediator who loves to resolve others' conflicts. But it's often her own conflicts that could use some attention. Kate returns to the firm and discovers that Reed & Reed is on the verge of financial collapse. To save the firm, up-and-coming trial attorney Ben Grogan (Ryan Johnson) is brought on as a partner. However, Kate finds herself both clashing with Ben's aggressive, ambulance-chasing ways and yet, romantically drawn to him. Further complicating matters are Kate's relationships with managing partner/stepmother Lauren Reed (Virginia Williams) and soon-to-be-ex-husband A.D.A. Justin Patrick (Michael Trucco).