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, but the pair makes an unexpected connection when a personal crisis interrupts the proceedings.
Tensions are high at Lockhart & Gardner as Alicia and Will argue in front of a mercurial military judge, Eli’s confidence is shaken and Diane issues an ultimatum to protect the firm.
Alicia races to win a stay of execution for a guilty man who has information which will keep another client from a murder conviction. Meanwhile, Eli tries to get ahead of a client’s potential scandal and Kalinda may have met her match.
Alicia worries that she will break confidentiality when the Treasury Department forces her to report on her latest client, while Peter reluctantly digs into Will’s past transgressions
While Alicia wades through diplomatic loopholes to defend a Taiwanese national, Eli is approached by his ex-wife to vet her for a possible political campaign.
When Alicia’s key witness dies, only a deal with the devil will save her case.
Alicia takes on a pro bono case where the witness becomes the accused.
Alicia and Will go toe-to-toe with his ex during an intense mediation session.
Alicia takes a crash course in English law when a case becomes an international affair.
Alicia must put aside distractions in her personal life to defend a Muslim accused of murdering a Jewish classmate.
As season 3 begins, Alicia is back with a new found confidence and a fresh start. Will and Alicia are working on a tough case that puts them both in unknown territory. Peter searches for a law firm to represent the country's civil needs, but he may not end up going with Lockhart/Gardner, leaving Diane questioning Alicia's true loyalty. Eli is working hard for Peter's next campaign as Governor of Illinois. Will is reunited with his old lover on a new case, which leaves Alicia feeling a little jealous.
Despite their strained relationship, Alicia and Kalinda rush to prove their client’s innocence of murder, and Alicia and Will might finally confront their feelings.
Lockhart/Gardner defends the owner of an adultery web site and Alicia confronts Kalinda about her one-night stand with Peter.
Lockhart/Gardner works a case against Patti Nyholm, then, winds up representing her.
Lockhart/Gardner represents a drilling contractor in an oil dispute, and election results are in.