General Colin Powell once said “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Mr. Coombs believes that winning is achieved outside the courtroom by out-preparing the Government at every turn. In a Reuters profile of Mr. Coombs, a colleague in the JAG Corps had this to say about Mr. Coombs: “He’s probably one of the most organized attorneys I’ve ever seen … I guarantee he’s probably read every piece of evidence. Some attorneys will wing it – he’s definitely not in that category.”