© D.L. Crumbley
A lawyer’s job is ultimately to avoid trial.
Largely uncontrollable variables such as individual juror predisposition, judicial bias and even the skill and acumen of opposing counsel make all trips before the bar of justice a veritable crapshoot.
Therefore, opt for pre-trial settlement.
As an investigator, your role in avoiding the cost and uncertainty of trial can not be overestimated.
Source: H. Silverstone and M. Sheetz, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation, Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2004, p. 233