The most successful attorneys are the most thoroughly prepared. It’s not the “smartest” lawyer, the silver-tongued attorney, or the “cleverest” counselor who wins cases — good old-fashioned hard work wins cases.
In litigation, cases are won or lost long before trial ever begins. By the time a trial starts, the attorneys and the judge will already have a good idea of how the case will play out. The real work is in gathering the evidence, researching the law, and leaving no stone unturned in understanding the case.