The Attorney 2013 (South Korea), also known as Byeonhoin , The Counsel is South Korea drama premiere on Dec 18, 2013
Based on real-life events that took place in Busan, 1978. Song Woo Seok got tired of working as a regional judge and decides to work as a lawyer, specializing in real estate and taxation. Fast forward to 1981, Woo Seok took his high-school friends at a small restaurant he frequents to and drunkenly brags about his accomplishments then discriminates other lawyers and student protesters. Things led to a fight as he gets conceited and argues with a friend regarding the protests. During a group study, Park Jin Woo with some of his book club members were captured, wrongfully accused of being a North Korea sympathizer, with suspicions of holding illegal meetings while possessing banned literature. With the restaurant closed and hearing that Jin Woo went missing, Woo Seok gets anxious, investigates, and finds Jin Woo imprisoned under false charges. Upon seeing the state Jin Woo was in, Woo Seok became determined to make a change within his nation, leaving his comfort zone to protect the oppressed. He starts by defending the students and fights for human rights.
(Source: Written by MyDramaList)