Should I listen to my attorney or not? That depends on whether you trust that your lawyer had the experience needed to give you good advice. It also depends on whether you think your lawyer is on your team and is giving you advice based on your best interests. So, how do lawyers make decisions and give advice? We look at the facts, the law, the judge, the opposing party, the cost, the risk and the rewards. Those are quite a few factors that go into making recommendations to clients. Generally, I like to give clients options and ranges for decisions along with the risks and rewards. A decision made within those parameters has some lee way and that is when the client has to make the final call.