"In our years as commercial trial lawyers, we've encountered clients of every stripe and character. Not surprisingly, the representation proceeds much more smoothly when the client cooperates and actively engages in the matter. Allow us to explain what makes the difference between a good and bad client.
Good clients reveal everything about the case, warts and all. During the initial consultation and throughout the life of the litigation, clients need to speak candidly to their counsel and not outsmart themselves by telling their lawyer what they think the lawyer wants to hear. While we certainly want you to emphasize and focus on the most relevant and helpful information, your cause will ultimately suffer if you censor yourself. Always err on the side of disclosing information, even the embarrassing and unflattering variety. Your attorneys need to hear it in order to prepare for its disclosure and minimize any negative consequences."