Litigator vs. Trial Lawyer


I find it distressing that recent statistics point to an ever decreasing number of civil jury trials in Virginia. In 1999, there were 2,042 jury trials. In 2009, only 570. That’s a decline of 72%. On the one hand, that means that a lot of cases are being resolved. A good thing, right? That can save clients money, time and emotion. As Abraham Lincoln famously intoned, “Discourage litigation.”

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