Amidst staff and budget cuts at the firm, Will tries to help by turning down a low settlement offer in his first case back from suspension. Meanwhile, Alicia unexpectedly aids Peter's campaign. Maura Tierney and Nathan Lane guest star.
Alicia goes on the offensive when Zach is targeted by an overzealous state trooper. Meanwhile, after her estranged husband tracked her down in last season's finale, Kalinda decides to stand her ground rather than continue hiding, and Diane and Will delve into the firm's financial problems.
The fourth season of the drama finds most of its characters in hot water as Lockhart/Gardner attempts to avoid liquidation in bankruptcy court. Kalinda's estranged husband becomes one of the firm's newest clients, and starts to throw Kalinda off her game just as Will finally returns to work. Alicia must defend Zach in court after he videotapes a cop who pulls him over for a drug search. She also finds herself in familiar territory when a campaign worker says she slept with Peter just as he gears up his campaign for the Illinois governorship.
Will and Diane scramble when Louis Canning and Patti Nyholm team up to bankrupt the firm. Also, Alicia faces conflicted feelings regarding her relationship with Peter, and Kalinda's past catches up with her. Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton guest star.
Alicia defends a judge against misconduct charges stemming from his days as a prosecutor. Meanwhile, Cary makes a career decision and Kalinda deals with the repercussions of Agent Delany's investigation.
As Alicia counsels a client whether to accept a strict plea deal, she's distracted by Peter's newest political rival, whose actions force her back into the public spotlight. Matthew Perry and Parker Posey guest star.
When Alicia is assigned to be on a blue ribbon panel investigating a police shooting, she begins to question the motivations of the chairman's actions. Matthew Perry guest stars.
Alicia once again faces Louis Canning in court, but recent financial concerns lead her to reconsider his standing offer. Michael J. Fox, Bryan Brown, and Gary Cole guest star.
Alicia must once again aid Colin Sweeney when a sexual misconduct claim derails his attempt to win back control of his company. Bebe Neuwirth and Morena Baccarin guest star.
While power grabs are being made at the firm, Alicia and Caitlin square off against old foe Nancy Crozier (Guest Star Mamie Gummer). Meanwhile, Peter discovers the price of taking the moral high road.
Lockhart & Gardner leads a class action suit against a software company that allowed the Syrian government to "disappear" American citizens. Also, Will faces a hard decision in the wake of the Grand Jury proceedings. Guest Stars include Jonathan Groff, Rita Wilson, Parker Posey and Amy Sedaris.
With her investigation complete, Special Prosecutor Wendy Scott-Carr presents her evidence against Will to the grand jury in hopes of sending him to prison for bribery. Meanwhile, Eli and Stacie Hall square off once again.
Alicia defends a lawyer who hires the firm after the government arrests him for not revealing the name of an anonymous client: a mysterious computer programmer who illegally invented a new online currency.
Lockhart & Gardner's future is at stake when a couple whose divorce was overseen by the firm accuses them of encouraging the breakup for financial gain.
As Alicia looks for a way to have a judgment thrown out following a shocking guilty verdict, she also begins to feel the consequences of decisions in her personal life.
A routine arbitration turns into a battle of wills between Alicia and Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox), but the pair makes an unexpected connection when a personal crisis interrupts the proceedings.
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