“I just show up in court and wing it,” said no Winning Litigator—ever. But the lawyers in our special report bring more to the table than just meticulous preparation. They find new applications for decades-old laws. They take mind-numbing details and condense them into tidy bits of information. They strike the right balance of likability and decorum with fact-finders. They regroup and evaluate every step of the way. And when it’s all over but the bill-paying, they end up with some very happy clients.