Eli Stone is a lawyer based on San Francisco.
On the show's season premiere, Stone is diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. A doctor tells him that the visions that Stone sees as a result of this conditions are actually divine hallucinations that portend the future.
Believing this to be the case, Stone thinks he's been chosen. He therefore chooses cases carefully, by their moral goodness and possibilities, as opposed to the amount of money that may bring in