Attorney Jason Payn has a nervous breakdown, and then he ventures forward starting his own law firm. Jason teams up with a mentally disturbed lawyer who has an anger problem. Together, these two represent people with all kinds of issues, not just legal ones.
When a rebounding Payne is reluctant to commit to another against-all-odds client, Shultz finds a familiar thread that ties him to the case and client, who is also a victim of explosive disorder. The client, a member of an environmental activist group called "Elf," is accused of blowing up his father-in-law's car dealership and the evidence is stacked against him. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Payne, Shultz has invited paralegal Lou Albertini (Richard Kind), a former attorney who was disbarred for robbing a bank, to join the firm. Seeking balance in the firm, a determined Payne recruits his former "Hawkins & Bates" secretary, Nicole. As Payne's tenuous family relationship continues, the new legal team must come together and apply unique investigative methods to keep their client free in the "S(elf) Help" episode of HEAD CASES Wednesday, Sept. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.