When it becomes necessary to defend or enforce a legal right between two opposing parties, the procedure involved is known as litigation. Often times litigation can be settled by agreement between the parties involved, but in many instances, the issue can be decided by a judge or jury. At the time that an individual or individuals decide to defend or enforce their legal rights, the litigation process begins, usually with the hiring of an attorney. For the litigation to be successful, detailed investigation into the matter must be conducted by the attorneys of all parties involved to determine if there is enough evidence for a lawsuit to be filed. This may require document research, finding witnesses, and collecting statements from witnesses.
The education of a litigation attorney can be extensive. The individual must first earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Although a specific major isn’t required, common majors for pre-law can include criminal justice, history, political science, and English. To be admitted into Law School, the student must take and pass the Law School Admissions Test. A full time student can expect to spend at least three years in study.
One such attorney in the Philadelphia area is Mr. Karl Heideck. Mr Heideck received his Bachelor’s Degree of Arts degree in English and Literature from Swarthmore College and graduated with Honors from the Temple University School of Law. His areas of expertise cover Legal Writing, Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Legal Research, Commercial Litigation, and Intellectual Property Law.
Karl Heideck began his career as an associate at Conrad O’Brien where he worked in commercial litigation. He also worked as a property attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP where he reviewed and analyzed government documents. Mr. Heideck also has extensive experience working in bankruptcy and white collar defense.