Subverted because the guy he's suing is also black.
The Cassandra: No matter how many lives Eli's visions save, nobody (especially nobody with the last name "Wethersby") ever heeds his latest warnings.
Cataclysm Climax: Eli has visions of an earthquake in Silver Terrace that will also take out the Golden Gate Bridge, which eventually happens in "Waiting For That Day." This show takes place in San Francisco, it must have been tempting to put a quake there... but the actual quake is a clear case of artistic license. A building on the 22nd floor loses all of its Soft Glass in the shaking, yet everyone's fine, and people on the ground in Golden Gate are standing around, perfectly still, watching the bridge collapse. (Not to mention that a quake close to SF would cause a lot more damage.)
And then the bridge is shown completely intact in flyover shots during season 2.
In fairness, at least six months pass between the two seasons - presumably the city just worked quickly to repair the bridge.
Celebrity Star: Singer George Michael of Wham! is a recurring character in the first season, both in hallucinations and playing himself.
Great Big Book of Everything: Dad's diary which forecasts events happening ten years after his death! And then is totally subverted when Eli burns it. And then gets de-subverted when we find out that "Dr. Chen" photocopied the whole thing before Eli burned it. He says Eli isn't ready to know that much future yet, but keeps it around as a guide. Eli has also had visions of the book.
Not to mention the time where Eli switched sides and suddenly prosecuted a case against his own law firm ("Chinese wall"). Note: According to this article from The Other Wiki, the Chinese Wall actually exists, so it's not as though the writers simply made up a law. The real issue is that, Chinese Wall or no, it's illegal in the U.S. for one firm to represent two conflicting parties.
Love Triangle: Eli, Taylor and Maggie. Later, Eli, Maggie and Scott and then Eli, Maggie and Paul. Eli, Beth, and Nate.
Magical Native American: "Dr. Chen" kind of operates as one, though he's not Native American (and may not exactly be Chinese, either). Real name: Frank Leibokowski. "They want incense, mystique, foreign accent, they want the "Dr. Chen."
Missed the Call: After Eli's surgery, his brother briefly seems to be picking up Eli's visions for him. "God's fiduciary" says essentially that one Stone brother is going to get the visions, period. And if Eli doesn't take 'em, Nate will do just as well.
Newspaper Dating: Notably, Eli finding out he's 10 years in the future in "Patience" by picking up a newspaper talking about Iraq withdrawal (this episode was produced in 2008) and finding out he's ten years in the past by seeing a newspaper recounting Princess Diana's death.
Only Law Firm in Town: WPK, followed by Weathersby & Stone and Posner & Klein. We do see them fighting lawyers from other firms from time to time.
Ship Tease: The show makes you think Eli and Beth will date again. She ends up dating his brother.
Eli and Maggie are teased throughout the series, and only sort of get together in the series finale. According to Word of God, Maggie too ends up with Nate.
There Are No Therapists because Eli's therapist turns out to be "God's fiduciary" and he's been hallucinating visiting her for months.
Ultimate Job Security: Constantly. It's a frequent plot point that Eli should be canned and yet can't be. Justified in the pilot, when Beth specifically put into her settlement agreement that Eli can't be fired no matter what he does. Jordan apparently doesn't have this, though.