However, my reply Comment called to mind a wonderful memory I have of a seasoned war-horse of a trial lawyer, Bill Davis, whom I heard give a talk about what he learned from the cases he lost over his career. I heard this talk at a trial lawyers' seminar on trial practice back in the late 1970's. I wasn't even 30 years old and had only been practicing a few years. I was SO impressed by what I heard from Mr. Davis that I used the wisdom I learned from him in guiding countless young lawyers over the years at my own firm.
Here is the Anonymous Imbecile's Comment, followed by my reply, containing the recollection about Mr. Davis.