• Realistic Expectations in Litigation
  • July 14, 2017
  • In Litigation, Realistic Expectations are Crucial

    As a litigator, every client I meet asks me at some point during the case whether he or she is going to “win.” While reasonable, this question is difficult to answer, particularly when a client appears to have the facts or the law substantially on his side. If a client believes he has a strong case, he develops unrealistic expectations about its outcome and discount the often unpredictable nature of litigation. This is not a strike against him or her. The unrealistic expectations these clients develop are merely the result of a justifiable belief that they ought to win in such cases. I agree, with the facts and law on your side, you ought to win. Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean you will...(click here to continue reading)