Clients always ask me about settlement and trials.  If we do not accept $XX, what will happen at trial, they essentially ask.  There is little or no empirical data for that process and how it plays out.  Every client must often rely on the judgment of his/her lawyer. 

A good rule of thumb is that

One would think that law firms would follow the law.  Well, sometimes, its is more the opposite.  A medium sized Ohio law firm is sued for wage violations in its office.  The firm pays salary to secretaries and never pays overtime.  Lazzaro Law Firm in Cleveland represents some 40 secretaries in a class action law