A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
A rich and successful lawyer, the Counselor, is about to marry his fiancée but soon becomes entangled in a complex drug plot with a middle-man known as Westray. The plan ends up taking a horrible twist and he must protect himself and his bride-to-be as the truth of the drug business is uncovered and targets are eliminated.
The Counselor decides to get involved with one of his clients who happens to be be a lucrative drug smuggler and decides that a "one time" drug smuggle couldnt hurt his financial pockets more than they already are. Needing to wait only a few days to come up with the money to get involved with this endeavor, the plot unfolds, and unbeknownst to Reiner (Bardem) or the Counselor (Fassbender), Malkina intends to "double cross" them BOTH.