Claire Darrow is a small-town lawyer with a passionate commitment to standing up for the little guy so she steps up without hesitation to defend a local donut shop owner accused of an after-hours jewelry store robbery. Proving his innocence is an uphill battle and Claire's only hope is to uncover evidence exonerating her client. But the case isn't the only challenge she's facing – her semi-estranged mother Joanna, a glamorous corporate lawyer, arrives unannounced. Claire isn't thrilled to have Joanna back in her life but that doesn't stop Joanna from rendering opinions on how Claire runs her firm to why she should accept a date with her would-be suitor, the funny, charming District Attorney Miles. As the trial of Claire's client gets underway, Joanna becomes another complicating factor in Claire's race against the clock to find the real culprit.