The series revolves around a young yet powerful attorney who must perform community service as a child advocate. The series also stars Charles Malik Whitfield, Erica Leershen and Raphael Sbarge. Executive Producer Michael Pressman directed the episode from a script by Executive Producer David Hollander.
Nick Fallin (Baker) is a hot-shot, thirtysomething lawyer who is sentenced to perform community service or risk being disbarred after he's arrested for using drugs. While continuing to close lucrative deals at his father's ultra-successful law firm, Nick is forced to work for a child advocacy office run by Alvin Masterson (Rosenberg), a boss who plays by the rules and is determined to keep Nick honest. There he also works with child advocate James Mooney (Whitfield).
Though his father Burton (Coleman) waivers between pride and concern over his son's work performance, Nick attempts to appease him and the firm's high-paying clients while devoting his time to a place where he can help those truly in need. Straddling two vastly different legal worlds, Nick is determined to maintain his fast-paced lifestyle as he tackles cases involving kids caught up in difficult circumstances.
Nick is joined at Fallin and Associates by his assistant, Amanda Bowles (Leershen), and colleague, Jake Straka (Sbarge).
In the premiere episode, Nick's first child advocacy case involves deciding the proper custody of young Hunter Reed, who has just witnessed his father kill his mother. This case could not have come at a worse time for Nick because a large company considering moving its operation to Pittsburgh is playing hardball and is underwhelmed with Nick's efforts thus far.
Now, as Hunter's case becomes more complicated than was at first apparent, Nick must balance the priorities of his high-priced clients with the challenge of uncovering information that could help Hunter, all the while keeping his heart at a distance.