Abraham Lincoln advised his fellow lawyers: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” I have mediation training and believe that, in many instances, it is possible to find “win-win” solutions. However, if fighting is inevitable, I fight honorably to win.