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Litigation: Trying the client’s case, not mine

A trial is not some fixed system that, once set in motion, cannot be altered

The day before a recent trial was to get under way, I met with my main contact at the client, the in-house counsel of a large manufacturing company, and asked, “What do want from me during the trial?”

His response: “Keep proving my decision to hire you was a good one.”            

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Michael A. Brown

Michael Brown is a litigator with Miles & Stockbridge’s Products Liability and Mass Torts Practice Group and leads its national trial team....

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