The Benefits To Our Clients That We’re Skilled, Smart Trial Lawyers Better Offers and Better Verdicts Growing up I watched television shows and movies such as To Kill A Mocking Bird, Perry Mason, and Matlock. These lawyers had very different personalities, but there’s something they shared: they were skilled, smart trial lawyers. Hollywood embellished the trial process, but lawyers during that era were trial lawyers first. Lawyers were expected to know how to try cases well for their clients. The legal profession has changed dramatically. Many lawyers never see the inside of a courtroom.