When Dad Says: “Try a Cheese Sandwich”

My dad practiced law and he told me when I started, “You need to try a lot of cases so you get good at trial work” and have a “bite with your bark”. He said, “you go try everything, try a cheese sandwich”.  So, early in my career I suffered several losses at the courthouse and wondered why.  Was I not any good at trying cases? I tried a bunch of auto injury cases back in the 1990’s. I remember twice having back-to-back jury trials, that is; a jury goes out to deliberate a case and while they were in the jury room I picked another jury and started a second jury trial right then, same day, same courtroom, different client different defense attorney.