October 08, 2020 Feature

The Only Way to Win

How to rise above the fray of everyday litigation and turn your mess of a case into a coherent, winning story for your judge or jury.

Faith Gay and Joy Odom

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The start of any case—particularly a complex one—can be overwhelming. You may find yourself dealing with multiple claims and defenses, hundreds of thousands of documents, dozens of witnesses, and a complicated set of facts. You will be tempted to triage—addressing only the emergency on your desk. But working this way leads to ballooning costs and often results in disaster.

How do you rise above the fray of everyday litigation and turn your mess of a case into a coherent, winning story for your judge or jury? Especially in these days of extreme economic pressure, how do you win your case without blowing your budget? Where do you begin?

Illustration by A. Richard Allen

Illustration by A. Richard Allen

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