My approach is as follows: (1) know the law; (2) know the facts; (3) be prepared; (4) define the themes that will control the litigation at the outset of each case; and (5) where appropriate, be aggressive, tough, and fearless. In other words, SPGs trial attorneys are keenly dedicated to achieving the best results for their clients, and our many decades of being trial lawyers have informed us of the path to victory in court. Some of our opponents do not share our zeal, and they wonder how we can be so enthusiastic every time they happen to run into us. These lawyers are indifferent to their clients needs and think all lawyers are like them. They have confusedly misinterpreted good lawyering as a lack of civility, and complained to courts about what they perceive to be a "take no prisoners attitude." The courts usually see the truth, and pay no heed to these complaints, while our clients value this type of representation and expect nothing less.