One of the few constants I have found across all trial is: the jury will take any opportunity to make fun of the lawyers, the parties, and the judge, in that order.

Understand that and embrace it. At the five-week trial, jurors referred to me and my co-counsel as "Batman and Robin" and to the primary opposing attorney as "Mr. Burns." Sometimes it’s playful, and sometimes not. Know and prepare for the difference.

Most importantly, you want to avoid having your big, flashy centerpiece become an object of mockery and ridicule.

Take, for example, the latest Iranian missile test, revealed to have been altered to include an extra missile.

Here’s what has happened to their big, flashy centerpiece:

LOLCatz Missile Test