REGGIE THOMPSON, 61. Flinty and cynical, Reggie is a lawyer who’s served in the legal aid trenches for longer than Marcie’s been alive. His motto: No chance? No trial. And, in Reggie’s opinion, eight times out of 10, there’s no chance. So, he strikes deals instead—bypassing the rigours of court and cutting through the legal bullshit in service to his clients... and his 5 p.m. sailing time. Like an old hound reinvigorated by a new pup, Reggie’s taken by Marcie’s passion for the law and her determination to achieve justice.