In Franklin & Bash, two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm. Breckin Meyer is Jared Franklin, who loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets, while Mark-Paul Gosselaar plays Peter Bash, who has a knack for connecting with jury and judge.
Four months after the arrest of Stanton Infeld, Peter and Jared find themselves in charge of the newly renamed Infeld Daniels Franklin & Bash. Enter Mason Trawley an archaeologist who believes he's been unfairly locked out of a storage unit containing many treasured artifacts, among which is the death mask of Egyptian Pharaoh Hor-Aha. Peter and Jared agree to take Trawley's case, but soon find themselves questioning their client's sanity when a former professor claims Trawley is unstable and possibly dangerous. Peter, and Jared hire private investigator Dan Mundy to discreetly search the firm's computers for evidence that might exonerate Infeld of his supposed crimes. Meanwhile, Ellen Swatello the newest partner to join the IDFB ranks, defends a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in danger of being closed in order for a Day Care Center to open up down the street, resulting in a weed-iation.
The firm's newest attorney, Anita Haskins, takes point on a seemingly simple divorce case, but when it's revealed that the plaintiff is married to a plastic surgeon who's been subletting at the firm, Peter and Jared step in to ensure they don't lose the much needed revenue stream. They guys must now win the case by proving the surgeon cheated on her -- with her. Also, a promise to score tickets to a highly anticipated baseball game sends the boys calling in favors all over town leading to a kiss Peter or Jared will never forget.
A driver who works for a crowd-sourced taxi service is accused of stealing celebrity handbags with the help of one of his passengers. Peter and Jared have their work cut out for them when it's revealed the passenger used a fake identity to book the rides, and left their client to take the fall. The guys must find the mystery girl and convince her to confess, but when they do, they discover the driver's crush on her is so debilitating, it's almost clinical, giving them no choice but to put his neurochemicals on the stand and prove his "crush" is akin to that of a "judgment impairing drug." Meanwhile, furious that his caricature has been removed from a local restaurant, Infeld sucker-punches the owner, re-sparking a bitter rivalry.