The first season of American Legal drama series Suits created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Spector. The first season debuted on 23 June, 2011. The season consists of 12 episodes, with a 90-minute long premiere which was viewed 4.64 million. The season finale was viewed by 3.47 million. The story follows Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout who is hired by Harvey Spector, New York City's top corporate lawyer as his associate attorney.
Harvey throws Mike his first case, a ''pro bono'' sexual harassment suit involving a CEO. But will Mike's need to raise twenty-five thousand dollars and his ''bad influence'' best friend get in his way? If Harvey is going to stay on top of his game, he'll have to keep Mike motivated and honest.
Mike has an ethical dilemma when Louis forces him to make a decision that could hurt his relationship with Harvey. Elsewhere, Harvey's past comes back to haunt him during a case.
Jessica hopes Harvey's promotion will reign him in, but when a crisis arises with the first client he brought into the firm, Harvey goes rogue trying to fix it.
Harvey and Jessica's relationship is tested when Harvey defends someone from her past. Also, Louis assigns Mike his first solo case, a pro bono that has him itching for a win.
Mike's life becomes complicated when an old friend reappears and needs his help. Harvey must decide between closing a multi-million dollar deal and helping his trusted driver defend himself against a law suit.
Harvey and Mike work to save a woman wrongly accused of insider trading. Mike helps Rachel study for the LSAT, only to find out she is on the brink of discovering his closely guarded secret.
It's mock trial time at Pearson Hardman as Mike faces off against Louis' protege Devon. But the tension between Mike and Rachel threatens to torpedo his case. Abigail Spencer guest stars.
Mike is tasked with reigning in a modern day Robin Hood whose illicit deeds are putting a client's business at risk. Also, Louis must resolve his differences with Harvey to win a case. Amanda Crew and Bruce Altman guest star.
An undefeated lawyer's shady tactics keep him one step ahead of Harvey, who must decide if he's willing to compromise his ethics to win the case. Meanwhile, Mike must defend Rachel from accusations of treason. Eric Close, Vincent Laresca, Julie Ann Emery and Pooch Hall guest star.
Mike questions the firing of an executive, whom Harvey dismissed at the request of a client.
Harvey's former mentor turns to him for help when his office comes under investigation. Meanwhile, Jenny suspects Mike may be occupied with more than just his job.