Kate Reed is a Mediator who used to be a lawyer. Kate must mediate between a college bound student and a business man and a couple and performers. With Lauren, her step-mother breathing down her neck, she needs to focus until the end. She leans on people to help her get the job done, but is it enough?
Kate mediates a settlement between the State of California and Steve Jenks, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 22 years in prison. As Kate tries to put a price on the years he lost, Steve escapes into a prison of his own making, refusing to deal with the pain of his past - until, when pushed, he explodes.
Kate's nemesis Judge Nicastro assigns her to mediate a case between a high school football coach and the angry parents who claim his old school methods border on abuse. When the videotaped evidence doesn't make sense to her, Kate unearths the real reason for the coach's controversial actions.
A cooking show star has a dispute with the company releasing his barbecue sauce.
An insurance company's settlement with a man hit by a truck is Kate's latest mediation case but the real problem seems to reside between the man and his wife.
Kate mediates between Marcus, a frustrated inventor, who's being fired and his employer who holds the rights to his latest invention. When Marcus takes the device and threatens to jump to his death, Kate must find a fair resolution for everyone.
A big client of Reed & Reed's asks Kate to mediate a simple financial matter – which quickly morphs into a case of identity theft before escalating to an immigration issue where Kate must defend a brave soldier against a rigid Homeland Security prosecutor.
Paul Shelton, lead singer of the 1990s one-hit-wonder band, Ultravinyl, seeks Kate's help to cash in on a lucrative offer for use of their song in a commercial. What seems like a slam dunk stalls when Paul's former bandmates refuse to negotiate, and Paul reveals the real reason he needs Kate's help.
Kate's best friend Julie comes to Reed & Reed for a standard prenuptial agreement. But her father – a Tae Kwan Do master – has deep suspicions of his future son-in-law. Kate investigates, determined to prove him wrong – but what she uncovers shocks everyone.
Personal changes are on the horizon for Kate, including more conflicts and threats from Judge Nicastro. Meanwhile, Kate mediates a dispute between two brothers.