Determined to become the first African-American partner at one of L.A.'s most prestigious law firms, employment attorney Vernetta Henderson is thrilled when she's tapped to defend a prominent socialite accused of murder — until she learns that Neddy McClain will try the case with her. The only other African-American attorney at the firm, Neddy is hot-tempered and distant, making a complex case even tougher to handle. But the women vow to put aside their differences to prove their client's innocence.
Coping with the mounting pressures of defending a high-profile murder case proves challenging, and as the case starts to garner media attention, Vernetta has no choice but to spend more time in the office. Vernetta's new husband, Jefferson, unwittingly adds more stress to the mix. He is anxious to start a family, a venture she isn't quite ready to undertake. Tired of being placed on the backburner, Jefferson's patience begins to wear thin. As Vernetta's professional life dangerously intrudes upon her personal life, she soon comes to realize that providing her client with the best possible defense could come at a very high price.