I started reading James McElhaney’s Trial Notebook. Mr McElhaney has written over the years on litigation for the American Bar Association. Here is his list  for the essential qualities of winning attorneys ;

  • Want to help others.
  • Need to right a wrong.
  • Must maintain high ethical standards.
  • A need to know everything.
  • Need to communicate.
  • Winners must have goals.
  • Be imaginative
  • Be energetic and persistent.
  • Be realistic.
  • Not afraid to fight.

I have read Mr. McElhaney’s columns for years and I have always learned something . Chapter one of his book was a great start.