Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey – How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days) is a defence attorney that works out of the back of his Lincoln car. Mainly representing low-life clients and dead-beats, Mickey just about breaks even. Then one day he thinks he has caught the career-break of a lifetime. He's hired to defend a rich playboy named Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe – Cruel Intentions) who is accused of attempting to murder a young woman. But as Mickey investigates his client further, he soon discovers that all is not what it seems.