Atticus chose to defend a black man in court. Therefor, everyone disliked him, neglected him, and disowned him as a friend. Everyone in this town was against Atticus in his journey to save Tom.
Bob Ewell and Tom Robinson face each other in court where the verdict is decided who is guilty. Mr. Gilmer and Atticus try to sway the jury over who is did the crime. Tom is declared guilty in the end.
Before the trial, Atticus had the choice to defend Tom Robinson or to not. He struggled if he should. He knew he would most likely lose the case, but if he did not take it, he would go against everything he believed in. He also knew this could affect his children but he decided to take it.