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My favorite comment to clients is that "in a typical case," but then, "I've never had a typical case." After 25 years litigating complex commercial cases, e.g, patent, environmental, antitrust, all that I can say for sure is that "I'm still practicing." Despite volumes of precedent and statutory law, outcomes are no more predictable. Still, when I sit in the courtroom, hearing the witnesses, viewing the evidence, and appraising what's in the eye of the Judge or the jurors, I get a strong and clear feeling of what conclusion the case is heading toward. If your ship must travel a straight course, through still water, then any mate can handle that. If however, rough water or unexpected difficulties may be encountered, then you are better served with a captain who has completed many such voyages before.