"I was in the midst of dropping my wife off at the airport when you and Paul shared the outcome of this case, and I didn't have the chance to profusely thank you.
Thanks for having the guts to take this on - I haven't forgotten that other attorneys chickened out, due to the exact difficulties you correctly predicted. You're the best in the business, and I hope I can some day hone my craft to even half the extent to which you have honed yours. Please let me know if you'd like a testimonial for your new firm, and if I know anyone in MN who needs an attorney with your expertise, I'll gladly refer them.
No amount of money would have made my situation more 'fair' - but it was sure nice to be heard and validated."