The Lincoln Lawyer Review

The Lincoln Lawyer Review

On Friday, Netflix unveiled its legal drama series The Lincoln Lawyer.

Our lawyer is Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a Los Angeles defence attorney. When the series opens, Mickey is on sabbatical for personal reasons that are explored as the series progresses. His plans are soon thrown into chaos when former colleague Jerry is murdered and Mickey inherits his practice.

At the time of his death, Jerry was working on the high-profile case of Trevor Elliott (Christopher Gorham), a video game developer and tech billionaire accused of killing his wife and her secret lover, an accusation that he denies.

With the help of his second ex-wife Lorna (Becki Newton), who’s kept his career on hold during his time away, and researching Cisco (Angus Sampson), who happens to be dating Lorna, the trio set about turning Mickey’s career around by taking on Jerry’s former clients in episodic cases.

There’s also first ex-wife and prosecutor Maggie (Neve Campbell), whose lives intersect thanks to their teenage daughter Hayley (Krista Warner).

Rounding out our cast of characters is Izzy (Jazz Raycole), who crosses paths with Mickey when he requires a driver so he can study the cases on the move.

The Lincoln Lawyer isn’t your typical streaming foray written by David E Kelly. It actually reminds me a lot of Suits, which isn’t a bad thing. With compelling cases and a strong season arc, the characters are fleshed out and a joy to watch.

Casting-wise, Garcia Rulfo grows into the lead role, and with a strong cast like Becki Newton, Angus Sampson and Neve Campbell to back him up, it is quite an easy watch.

The Lincoln Lawyer provides a strong case for legal dramas coming back into fashion.

4 Stars

The Lincoln Lawyer is now streaming on Netflix.


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