Karen Koehler is a Seattle-based personal injury lawyer who writes for her blog, The Velvet Hammer (trademarked, no less). In a recent post she writes about the day after receiving a "crappy" verdict. She writes,
For trial lawyers, the bad secrets are the crappy verdicts that juries render. Our culture is dedicated to trumpeting big wins but rarely mentioning the small ones. In hushed tones, we talk of losses that we hear about through the grapevine. We rarely say anything directly to the attorneys who drop out of sight to nurse the pain.
She lists the things she did the day after the verdict. It's a good read. Look it up here.