I take a practical approach to all cases bordering on "failure is not an option."  In a personal injury case I will give you a realistic answer to what to expect in compensation from insurance companies and how a jury is likely to assess your case.  

  In a divorce case I will be candid with you how the court will consider your case and how much better it is to take the decision-making out of the court's hands and place it in yours.  
   Recognizing the value of mediation, law firms now advertise "let us help you settle your case" rather than the traditional "we'll win for you in court."