The great secret of trials is that most cases never even get there. Both sides do a risk assessment and oftentimes arrive at a negotiated disposition on the eve of trial, if not sooner. The firm’s extensive experience in negotiation helps resolve many disputes in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Because most cases never get to trial, many larger civil litigation firms are filled with attorneys who have very little, if any, actual jury trial experience. Mr. Metzger’s extensive background in trial work in the criminal justice system has given him direct, immediate, tangible, and fresh jury trial experience. When a trial is required, we are trial lawyers.