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Winning at Litigation through Decision Analysis

Creating and Executing Winning Strategies in any Litigation or Dispute


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. John Celona
    Pages 1-9
  3. Why Should You Do a Decision Analysis?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. John Celona
      Pages 13-29
  4. How To Do a Decision Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. John Celona
      Pages 55-120
    3. John Celona
      Pages 121-159
    4. John Celona
      Pages 183-236
  5. Advanced Decision Analysis Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. John Celona
      Pages 239-305
    3. John Celona
      Pages 307-373
    4. John Celona
      Pages 375-397
    5. John Celona
      Pages 399-427
    6. John Celona
      Pages 429-446
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 447-456

About this book


This book is the first in-depth guide to applying the philosophy, theory, and methods of decision analysis to creating and executing winning legal strategies. With  explanations that progress from introductory to advanced and practice problems at the end of each chapter, this is a book the reader will want to use and refer to for years to come. Practicing decision analysts, operations research and management science students, attorneys and law students will find this book an invaluable addition to their knowledge and skills. 

John Celona has over three decades of experience in teaching and applying decision analysis. John lectures in the School of Engineering at Stanford University and is on faculty at The Stanford Center for Professional Development, the American Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Sciences, and the Academy of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.


Case Management Decision Analysis Insurance Decisions Litigation Strategy Settlement Strategy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.San CarlosUSA

About the authors

John Celona is the Founder and President of Decision Analysis Associates. He has over three decades of experience as a management consultant in risk analysis and management and strategy development for senior executives in Fortune 500 companies.      

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
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“It is a nice example of plain application of simple mathematics to decision analysis. The book is divided into three parts. … the reviewed book is a very good handbook for MBA students.” (Krzysztof Piasecki, zbMATH 1360.90002, 2017)