An attorney who would never dream of walking into court shaky on any point of fact or law about her case is remarkably the same lawyer who walks into that same courtroom, and, in that same case, is shaky about the expected performance of one or more of the witnesses. The simple truth is that lawyers do not take the time necessary to prepare their clients and witnesses to testify.

Paul M. Lisnek, The Art of Lawyering

A plaintiff has the option of suing for damages in a civil case either where an event, such as an accident, happened, or wherever the defendant resides. Consider just how powerful such a decision can be.

Paul M. Lisnek

Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often the real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of becoming a good man. There will always be enough business. Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this... A moral tone ought to be infused into the profession which should drive such men out of it.

Abraham Lincoln