Litigation is a career in law that involves the representation of defendants and plaintiffs in civil cases. The phases of litigation include pleadings, investigation, discovery, pre-trial, trial, settlement, and appeal.
The workday of litigators depends a lot on if they are sole practitioners, at a huge firm, or at a small one. For litigators at large firms, they possess different duties depending on their seniority. When a litigator is just starting, he/she will perform much research and write memos. This new lawyer’s first court exposure will most likely be arguing or observing while sitting in the gallery. That attorney may also have a chance to argue in Small Claims Court. Other than that, litigators will contact and deal a lot with the client and opposing counsel. Also, litigators would mostly be in the library, or would be behind the desk. Litigators who operate independently or at small firms would have a mixture of office/research as well as an actual trial experience.
Litigators are what the legal representation/lawyers of litigation are called. The average salary of litigators is just over $98,000, according to Payscale. The pay varies by region and specialization.
About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is a well known litigator in the Greater Philadelphia area, and he has been a reputable lawyer with a lot of experience in compliance, litigation, and risk management for that area for several years now. He presently works as a Hire Counsel contract attorney for Grant & Eisenhofer in compliance and risk management. Karl Heideck previously worked for Pepper Hamilton LLP and Conrad O’Brien. He received his JD in law degree in 2009 from the Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law. His skillset include the following: Legal writing, legal research, corporate law, litigation, commercial litigation, product liability, civil litigation, courts, teaching, employment law, mediation, arbitration, appeals, trials, intellectual property, and Westlaw.
Karl Heideck has been working as a contract attorney for Grant & Eisenhofer in Wilmington, Delaware since April 2015. He review discovery materials for complex banking litigation and securities fraud. He also focuses on issues relating to risk management, acquisitions, and liquidity. Also, Karl Heideck was working for Pepper Hamilton LLP as a project attorney from October 2010 to April 2014 where he was a detail oriented, top level, quality control specialist. And from January 2010 to August 2010, he was an associate for Conrad O’Brien where he represented individual and corporate clients in commercial and complex litigation.
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