From Suits to How to Get Away with Murder, legal crime dramas have long captured the attention of Netflix fans across the globe.


The latest to join the catalogue is The Lincoln Lawyer, which landed on Netflix earlier in May 2022 and quickly rose to the top of the streaming platform’s top 10.

Based on Michael Connelly’s book titled The Brass Verdict, the Netflix series focuses on defence attorney Mickey Haller as he works on the case of a man called Trevor Elliot after he's accused of killing his wife and her boyfriend after discovering their relationship.

The series stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Mickey Haller and Neve Campbell, and comes to our screens courtesy of Nine Perfect Strangers and Anatomy of a Scandal creator David E Kelley.

Read on for everything you need to know about The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix.

The Lincoln Lawyer Netflix release date

Jazz Raycole as Izzy in The Lincoln Lawyer.
Jazz Raycole as Izzy in The Lincoln Lawyer Netflix

All 10 episodes of The Lincoln Lawyer landed on Netflix on 13th May 2022.

Happy viewing!

A second season is yet to be confirmed, but given the popularity of the first, we think there could definitely be one on the cards.

Who's in the cast of The Lincoln Lawyer?

Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson in The Lincoln Lawyer
Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson in The Lincoln Lawyer Lara Solanki/Netflix

The cast of The Lincoln Lawyer is led by Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Murder on the Orient Express), who plays Mickey Haller, alongside Neve Campbell (Scream) and Becki Newton (How I Met Your Mother). The full cast list for the series is as follows:

  • Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Mickey Haller
  • Neve Campbell as Maggie McPherson
  • Becki Newton as Lorna
  • Jazz Raycole as Izzy
  • Angus Sampson as Cisco
  • Christopher Gorham as Trevor Elliott
  • Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Detective Raymond Griggs
  • LisaGay Hamilton as Judge Mary Holder
  • Jamie McShane as Detective Lee Lankford
  • Reggie Lee as Angelo Soto
  • Krista Warner as Hayley Haller

What is The Lincoln Lawyer about?

Christopher Gorham as Trevor Elliot in The Lincoln Lawyer.
Christopher Gorham as Trevor Elliot in The Lincoln Lawyer Lara Solanki/Netflix

The official synopsis for the series reads: "When his former law partner is killed, Mickey Haller is left to take over the firm, including a high-profile murder trial.

"With the biggest case he's ever had to tackle out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, Mickey discovers there may be more at stake than he thought."

Is The Lincoln Lawyer series based on the Matthew McConaughey movie?

Becki Newton as Lorna in The Lincoln Lawyer.
Becki Newton as Lorna in The Lincoln Lawyer Lara Solanki/Netflix

This series is an adaptation of the second novel in Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller series, The Brass Verdict, which follows The Lincoln Lawyer, the novel on which the 2011 film starring Matthew McConaughey has based.

However, they are not in any way linked, and are separate adaptations.

This series also shares a link with Amazon Prime Video series Bosch, which is based on a different set of novels by Michael Connelly centred around Harry Bosch, who in the books is Haller's half brother.

However, Connelly has confirmed there won't be a crossover between the two shows.

Is there a trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer?

There is and you can watch it right here, now.


The Lincoln Lawyer will be available on Netflix from 13th May 2022. Visit our TV Guide to discover what else you can watch tonight, or find all the latest news on our Drama hub.
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