The partners at 芬利& Figg—all two of them—通常称自己为“a 精品店law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, 和prosperous. They are, of course, none of these things. What they are is a two-bit operation always in search of their big break, ambulance chasers who’ve been in the trenches much too long making way too little. Their specialties, so to speak, are quickie divorces 和 DUIs, with the occasional jackpot of an actual car wreck thrown in. After twenty plus years together, Oscar 芬利and 沃利 Figg bicker like an old married couple but somehow continue to scratch out a half-decent living from their seedy bungalow offices in southwest Chicago.
And then change comes their way. More accurately, it stumbles in. David Zinc, a young but already burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown firm, goes on a serious bender, 和 finds himself literally at the doorstep of our 精品店firm. Once David sobers up 和 comes to grips with the fact that he’突然失业，任何工作—even one with 芬利& Figg—looks okay to him.
有了他们的新同事，F &F已准备好处理一个非常大的案件，这种案件可以使合伙人致富而又不要求他们实际执行很多法律。由巨大的制药公司Varrick Labs生产的一种极受欢迎的药物Krayoxx，它是危险超重的第一类降胆固醇药，该公司是一家年销售额达250亿美元的巨型制药公司。沃利闻到钱。
一点在线研究证实了沃利’s suspicions—a huge plaintiffs’ firm in Florida is putting together a class action suit against Varrick. All 芬利 &Figg要做的就是找到少数在服用Krayoxx时心脏病发作的人，说服他们成为客户，加入集体诉讼，并一路成名。运气好的话，他们赢了’甚至不必进入法庭！
诉讼人 是一个极富娱乐性的嬉戏，充满了使约翰·格里舍姆·美国（John Grisham 美国）产生的那种法庭策略，戏剧和悬念’最喜欢的讲故事的人。