The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 American legal thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Connelly, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston and Marisa Tomei. The film is directed by Brad Furman, with a screenplay written by John Romano.
The story is adapted from the first of several novels featuring lawyer Mickey Haller, who works out of a chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town Car rather than an office. Haller is hired by a wealthy Los Angeles businesswoman to defend her son, who is accused of assault. Details of the crime bring up uncomfortable parallels with a former case, and Haller discovers the two cases are intertwined.
Criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey) operates around Los Angeles County, mostly from the back seat of his black Lincoln Town Car, chauffeured by Earl (Laurence Mason). Most of Haller's career has been defending garden-variety criminals, including a local biker club led by Eddie Vogel (Trace Adkins).