In litigation, we often face and must overcome adversity. Adversity tends to expose weaknesses, so identifying and solving weaknesses is important in litigating cases.
The game of football and litigation both have uncertain outcomes. Have a game plan, a well-thought-out recipe for success.
Choose the right local counsel, review the local rules, especially about speaking to the press, researching jurors, and interviewing jurors after the trial.
You cannot count on the finish of litigation to make you happy—especially if you don’t win; you have to find meaning and fulfillment in the path along the way.
Stay away from people who have fired their past three lawyers, who want to control all aspects of a matter--including decisions only a lawyer should make.
Putting your team's interests ahead of your own is important not only in athletics but equally in trial.
While the gold standard for a defendant in a civil lawsuit is to win a case in the first round, a weak 12(b)(6) motion opens you up to attack, like a wild swing that drops your guard.
Weighing the odds is paramount in undertaking a careful analysis of the case's value, strengths, and weaknesses.
The USSF offered a payment structure similar to that of their male counterparts, but with lower compensation amounts.
At trial, "The Process" means sticking to your principles, and thinking about how the judge and jury will interpret your words.
On a Sticky Wicket: Representing the Best Interests of Brainwashed and Programmed Children in High-Conflict Child Custody Cases
Courts have recognized that in an alienation setting, children are impressionable, have social deficits, and could be manipulated.
Differences in race, socioeconomic status, and political persuasion tend to fade away in a packed sports stadium.
We love sports, because, at their apogee, sports allow us to experience a human being who has managed to surmount his own imperfections.
His path from a "poor people's lawyer" to a lawyer who deals with big clients with big problems is an interesting one.
Such companies enjoy significant immunity in the United States, but not when they act like a private commercial enterprise.
The judicial system depends on candor and honesty; the principle on which the facially neutral approach rests is less than intellectually honest.
No law conforms to perfect justice. Laws, even in the best regimes, are always defective in some respects.
Pretending that winning is unimportant is horrible preparation for that cruel, miserable world out there.
Like getting older, baseball and litigation are incessantly demanding, requiring sustained excellence and continued sacrifice to really succeed.
On October 5, 1939, a 13-officer court-martial panel found Bergdoll guilty of desertion in time of war. His two trials were said to have cost the American taxpayer millions of dollars.