Jo Deul-Ho, who came from a poor family background, is a promising prosecutor, but he can’t ignore the corruption at his workplace. He becomes a whistle-blower and loses everything. Jo Deul-Ho then works to become a lawyer. This drama is based on the original webtoon “Dongnebyunhosa Jodeulho / 동네변호사 조들호” by Hatchling (해츨링) which was first published on 2013-March-03 via “comic.naver.com/webtoon“. The story of a man, Jo Deul Ho (Park Shin Yang) who once had a bright future ahead of him as a star prosecutor, and was going to become the son-in-law to the head of a large law firm. But when he witnesses corruption in the prosecutor’s office and reports it, he loses everything. He tries to rebuild his life and turn his small and pathetic neighborhood law office into a second chance to become a lawyer who protects people and protects the law, and grows as a person in the process.
Should a lawyer give up everything to do the right thing? Jo Deul Ho (Park Shin Yang) came from a poor background but has worked hard to become an attorney and now has everything going for him. He is a rising star prosecutor who is married to Jung Hae Kyung (Park Sol Mi), the daughter of the owner of a powerful law firm. But when Deul Ho witnesses widespread corruption in the prosecutor’s office, he can’t stand by and do nothing. Deul Ho becomes a whistleblower but ends up losing everything — his career, his family and his wife, who divorces him. After three dark years, Deul Ho decides to pick up the pieces of his life and open up his own neighborhood law office to protect innocent people from the vicious legal system. Lee Eun Jo (Kang Sora) is a young attorney who has become disillusioned with her career. When she meets Deul Ho, she decides to go work for him in his law practice and finds a renewed passion for her work. Shin Ji Wook (Ryu Soo Young) is a prosecutor who used to be one of Deul Ho’s closest allies until the scandal that rocked the department and must now face his old friend in the courtroom against his clients. Will Deul Ho find that he is now on the right side of the law? “Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho” is a 2016 South Korean drama series directed by Lee Jung Sub. It is based on the webtoon “Dongnebyunhosa Jodeulho” written by Haechoolring.