Defined as a person that “specializes in taking legal action against people and organizations”, a litigator is the attorney usually responsible for covering the most ground during a lawsuit. From beginning to end, the litigator is the attorney covering all aspects of the preparation for the case, not just the one to enter the courtroom and address the judge, jury and witnesses. This procedure is left to the trial attorney, though the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive, depending on the size of the firm.
Once an attorney accepts a client’s case, pleadings are filed with the appropriate court in regards to the client’s requests. The litigator then begins the arduous task of gathering every single detail pertinent to affecting the outcome in the client’s favor. Once the information is gathered and exchanged, pre-trial conferences and hearings commence and if possible a settlement is reached. If the settlement is not reached the case goes to a courtroom to be decided.
These attorneys must go through a rigorously demanding education curriculum before they can become licensed to practice law. While the exact requirements may vary by state, their education will always include at least the following: a four year undergraduate degree, three years at a law school, passing a bar exam for the state and in some states they will also have to pass an ethics exam.
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Karl Heideck works as a contract attorney for Grant & Eisenhofer in Philadelphia by reviewing discovery materials for clients that focus on acquisitions, transactions, risk managements and liquidity positions.
Karl Heideck graduated with honors from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
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