Magnus’ trial consultants have been engaged from time to time by attorneys who had come to believe their cases were not as strong as they once thought. Some attorneys hire us in these situations to see if they have missed something and perhaps the case can be turned around. Other times we are hired to provide a reality check for their client. Plaintiff’s attorneys sometimes need to use a mock trial to demonstrate the downside of a trial (and the upside of taking the money which has been offered) to unrealistic plaintiffs. Defense attorneys sometimes need to show their adjustor clients, or corporate clients, that the case has significant risk at trial. In either scenario, knowing the potential outcomes can lead to making the best of a bad situation and can offer some degree of protection to the attorney to demonstrate that he/she took all reasonable steps in the litigation of the case.