• Three Truths About Litigation The Public Needs to Know

    21 Apr 2014 Richard R. Thomas Comments Off on Three Truths About Litigation The Public Needs to Know

    Professionally speaking, for more than 30 years, I have lived in the world of litigation. It is the landscape of my every-day working life. When the day is over, I, like many of you, sometimes retreat to the fictional world of television and movies. Every so often, I see a movie or TV show about the civil legal process. And when I do, most of the time, I want to laugh or scream. These fictionalized stories of litigation almost never get it right – in a big way. They undoubtedly create wildly unreasonable expectations with the public about the litigation process. Here are three truths about the litigation process to debunk some of those unreasonable expectations. These may seem too simple to be true. They are certainly not the only truths about the litigation process that will help a client survive the process. However, in more than 30 years of observing and dealing with clients in litigation, I can assure you that they are fundamental truths that many litigants never truly confront.


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