Because of our familiarity with the settlement process from all points of view, the attorneys at Ackels & Ackels, L.L.P. have served as settlement counsel in business litigation matters resulting in millions of dollars in awards. As settlement counsel, we can explore the client's settlement options with the opposing counsel/party and/or the mediator, while separate trial counsel continues to prepare for trial which allows vigorous prosecution of the client's case without distraction. This allows for the matter to proceed simultaneously on two tracks, 'the settlement track and the litigation track' without one interfering with the other. Our participation as settlement counsel has resulted in successful outcomes for our clients and is a valuable tool in the arsenal of alternative dispute resolution.