We will prepare every case as if it is going to trial. This is the best way to ensure a good settlement through negotiation or mediation. I will tell you however, that about 90% of cases settle now that mediation has become quite prevalent. They usually settle at or shortly after mediation, and oftentimes cases settle as what you know on the courthouse steps.
Very few cases go to trial, but if they have to go to trial, we are fully prepared to take your case all the way through trial.