"You know if you have tried a case against Abe Laeser you have met their best lawyer."
Rumpole says: It's worth reading what Abe Laeser had to say about trying the Alvarez case against Roy Black. Because he called it "my best case and worst loss."
And what does that mean? To us it means there is value in trying your best, no matter what the odds, and accepting the results. As we teach lawyers from time to time, rather than being bitter about the loss (blaming the judge or the jury or the client or a witness) embrace the loss and learn everything you can from it. By doing that you will realize that losing a case is the most valuable lesson a trial lawyer can have, and it will- as Mr. Laeser has shown- make losses in the future extremely rare events.
G-dspeed Mr. Laeser.