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.
Education and Career Background of Karl Heideck
The successful career of Karl began at Swarthmore College where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in English and Literature. He then enrolled at the Temple University Beasley School of Law and graduated with honors. Since April 2015, Karl Heideck has been working as a Contract Attorney at Hire Counsel, Wilmington. Before then he worked at Pepper Hamilton LLP for three years after serving as an associate at Conrad O’Brien in 2010. Karl Heideck is a reputable attorney whose intelligence combined with experience makes him successful in most cases that he represents.