Importance of an Attorney Who Prepares for Trial

People often ask if I am a settlement attorney. A lot of times people are talking about real estate settlements, and although I did that a long time ago I don’t do that anymore. A settlement attorney is somebody now who will settle cases and makes sure all your liens are paid for. We try to be settlement attorneys, meaning we try to get cases to settlement. But what we have learned is that trial work is a lot like war. Like Churchill said, “If you want peace, prepare for war”. Well, if you want a good result in court through a settlement, you got to be prepared for trial. And if you’re not, insurance companies will sense that very quickly.