A litigator is an attorney specialized in taking disputes to trial. They might also be known by the public vernacular as a “trial lawyer” or “courtroom attorney”. Litigators practice law by representing clients primarily within an antithetical legal proceeding. Litigators are well-versed in the acts of arguing motions, practicing voir dire, and are adept at pleading cases before a judge or a jury. For that reason, litigators are noted as being expressive and confident in public settings. Litigators act in a higher profile capacity compared with attorneys who practice transactional law through the drafting of documents outside the spotlight of a courtroom. Those desiring a career in litigation may have an affinity for the high-octane dynamics of trial work. Those with an interest in litigation must earn a Juris Doctor degree and subsequently pass a written bar exam. Law students with an interest in litigation do best by choosing a law school that offers litigation as a specialization.
Karl Heideck has over ten years experience in the legal practices of research, corporate law, commercial litigation, arbitration, trial work, mediation, and matters concerning intellectual properties. Karl Heideck currently works as a contract attorney with Hire Counsel, a vanguard legal services provider for corporation, firms, and government agencies.
The most popular yet most feared career in law is that of a litigator. A litigator is a trial attorney who negotiates disputes which escalate to the court. Since litigation involves finding a solution to a case through the court system, litigation attorneys spend much of their time in the courtroom handling various kinds of lawsuits. A litigator represents defendants and plaintiffs in civil cases and handles all phases of the litigation process, from investigation to appeals if a settlement is not agreed on by parties involved.
Education Needed to Qualify as a Litigator
To become a litigation attorney, one must complete an undergraduate degree, Juris Doctor (JD) and pass the bar examination. One can obtain a bachelor’s degree that will qualify him to get admitted into the law school, take the law school admission test, and then earn the JD degree. After passing the written bar exam, one will get licensed to practice as a litigator and should search for entry-level job as a litigation lawyer to gain the relevant experience.
One should have excellent communication skill- both written and verbal, understand how to use Microsoft Office and other legal software, be a critical thinker, have excellent research and analysis skills, be honest, able to multitask and be organized. A successful litigator is one who can interact with and interview those they are representing as well as the witnesses and must possess comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the courtroom procedure.
About Litigation Lawyer Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is a talented litigation attorney in the Greater Philadelphia region. He specializes in litigation, risk management as well as compliance practices, and has skills in commercial litigation, corporate law, legal writing, product liability, employment law, and legal research. Karl has ten years experience practicing as an attorney.