Should you be so unfortunate as to require the services of a litigator, you want to make certain that you retain the right lawyer.
My approach to trial and litigation is this.
Settlement should be thoroughly and carefully explored. One thing is certain throughout the litigation process, and that is that the lawyers will make money.
The best thing a lawyer can do for his client is to get him/ her or to keep him/her out of litigation.
It is only when all else fails that litigation, as a last resort, should be pursued.
And then it should be pursued vigorously and with close attention to detail.
It will be expensive and it cannot be otherwise.
Legal counsel should endeavor to be firm and deliberate and aggressive in his/her role as your advocate.