Student Wes Gibbins begins attending law classes taught by renowned lawyer, the tough and enigmatic Annalise Keating. She offers five students the chance to work with her, while in a flash forward, the students chosen dispose of a body.
The team defend a millionaire accused of murdering his wife, and as they probe, more secrets are revealed. Meanwhile, Annalise is suspicious of Sam's knowledge of Lila Stangard, and in the flash forward, Wes makes a mysterious phone call.
A woman originally arrested for a misdemeanor is revealed as a terrorist who carried out a deadly attack years earlier. The team work to clear her, while Wes tries to investigate Lila Sangard's murder, and Nate seeks information about Sam.
The team helps a woman accused of insider trading, which has a profound effect on the people working for her. Meanwhile, Bonnie helps obtain a video copy of Rebecca's confession, significantly affecting her case.
Annalise takes on a tough case defending a minor who fatally shoots his police officer father. Meanwhile, Annalise and Sam continue to argue over his relationship with Lila, and Wes and Rebecca begin to question Annalise's motives. In flash-forwards, we learn more about Laurel's relationship with Frank and why he was calling her the night of Sam's death.
Annalise manages to orchestrate an appeal for a man on death row, convicted of murdering his girlfriend years earlier, and sentenced by Asher's father, Judge William Millstone. Meanwhile, Frank tries to locate Rebecca.
Annalise and her team throw themselves into defending Rebecca, with all sides playing dirty. Meanwhile, Michaela receives a surprising request, Laurel considers a career change, and the flash forward reveals more about Sam's death.
The revelation about Lila's pregnancy prompts several different reactions, Michaela meets Aiden's domineering mother, and the case of a real estate agent accused of murdering her children's nanny proves difficult for the team.
After Christmas and New Year, the students arrive back at college and are immediately given the task of assisting with the case of a woman who claims to have been abused by her husband and forced to imprison young girls for years.
The students are still in shock over Rebecca's disappearance, but while Annalise and Frank try to find out who killed her, they must act as though nothing has happened. Annalise takes on two siblings accused of killing their parents.
Annalise and her team are blindsided when investigators try to pin a new charge on the wealthy siblings she's been hired to represent. Meanwhile, things for Annalise become even more difficult when she's brutally cross-examined on the witness stand during Nate's preliminary hearing.
When Annalise takes on a new client, the team must investigate a very high end sex club to get answers. Meanwhile, Annalise is still representing the siblings accused of killing their parents, but the case takes a turn for the worse when a new motive surfaces, and Wes teams up with an unexpected ally.
When a teenager is found murdered in the woods, Annalise and her team is hired to represent an unlikely suspect named in the case. Meanwhile, Asher comes across a shocking confession, and Wes learns new information about Rebecca's disappearance.
Asher discovers not everything is what it seems when you work for Annalise. Meanwhile, Frank is presented with a situation that hits close to home, and Wes' search to find out more about Rebecca's disappearance culminates into an explosive confrontation.
ADA Sinclair finally gets her biggest break yet in the Hapstall case - but it comes with a deadly consequence as the details of the night Annalise was shot are revealed, and her shooter is finally unmasked.
A young client's fate is up in the air after incriminating evidence against Annalise is revealed to the Philadelphia Bar Association's disciplinary board. Meanwhile, Frank's shocking behavior has consequences for someone he knows well.
Annalise returns to her family home to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Meanwhile, "Keating 4" face an uncertain future while Laurel becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Wes the night he died.
While Annalise reconnects with an important client, she continues struggling to move forward. Meanwhile, the "Keating 4" try to move past their tarnished reputations; in flash-forward, details to a tragic crime start unfolding.
Annalise takes on a case for the greater good. Meanwhile, Laurel asks Michaela to help get information on Wes' death; Connor makes a major decision. In a flash-forward, a surprising confrontation during the night of the crime is revealed.
Feeling like she's found her purpose again, Annalise focuses on developing her big case as Bonnie grows suspicious. Meanwhile, Connor gets a surprise visit from his dad; Laurel turns to an old friend to relieve stress.
Annalise gathers signatures for her class-action lawsuit with Bonnie is on her trail as their origin story is revealed. Michaela recruits Oliver, while Asher becomes uncomfortable with her work hours and Frank questions Laurel.
Annalise forges ahead with her class lawsuit and receives help from a former colleague. Meanwhile, Laurel continues to investigate her father's company; Asher confronts Michaela about her odd behavior; details about Isaac's past are revealed.
When Annalise's resolve to certify her class action lawsuit is tested, a surprising ally comes to her aid. Meanwhile, Laurel and Michaela hit a roadblock after someone discovers their plans to take down Laurel's father.
Annalise is confronted with disturbing news involving one of Isaac's patients. Meanwhile, the investigation into Wes' murder comes to a head, and details of the whereabouts of Laurel's baby are revealed.
As the police investigate Simon's accidental shooting, Keating 4 deal with a new set of obstacles. Meanwhile, Annalise finds herself in an unimaginable situation as Laurel and her baby struggle to cling to life.
As Laurel struggles to come to terms with the events of that tragic night, Annalise and Frank work together to do what is best for the group. As Annalise builds her class action case, new details of a past murder are revealed.
The Keating 4 gets help from Analise to devise a new plan when detectives get a break in the investigation of Simon's shooting. Laurel learns new details about the night Wes dies leading to a shocking confrontation.
Annalise selects students for her new legal clinic at Middleton and juggles job offers from competing firms, all while the Keating 4 attempt to move on from last semester's turmoil. And in a startling flash-forward, a new mystery is introduced and it shakes things up for everyone.
Annalise preps to defend her first class action plaintiff and adjusts to the politics of the new job. Meanwhile, Frank is suspicious of Gabriel and does some investigating of his own, and Asher complicates Bonnie's new life away from Annalise.
Annalise and Emmett defend a wealthy CEO accused of killing his business partner; the governor goes after Annalise; Bonnie struggles to accept her budding romance; Asher tries to outmaneuver his old mentor.
After Annalise chooses Gabriel as her second chair, the unexpected duo puts all of their time into Nate Sr.'s murder re-trial as they try to get a jury to grant an insanity plea. Meanwhile, Bonnie has a hard time trying to rebound after a dark part of her past comes back.
Annalise receives a call from Governor Birkhead, and she's forced to weigh an interesting offer, while Bonnie reunites with her sister looking for answers from what happened years ago. Connor and Oliver try to keep their cool while their mothers are in town helping with wedding plans, and Tegan surprisingly enlists Laurel's help on a big case at the firm.
Connor and Oliver attempted to find a church for their wedding to placate their moms. Annalise and Nate try to find justice in the case of Nate Sr.'s death. The governor's sincerity to Analise's cause is questioned.