The outsider often envisions a litigation attorney as a force to be reckoned with in a crowded courtroom as they manipulate a jury toward a verdict for the litigator’s client. However, the life of a litigator is not as glamorous but is an integral necessity to the profession to ensure the proper administration of justice throughout the legal system.
A litigator plays a role in virtually every branch of American jurisprudence. Litigation consists of legal activities in the criminal and the civil arenas. Yes, litigation attorneys represent criminal defendants, but, in the process of a legal controversy, the litigation attorney represents a variety of clients including individuals, businesses, and government entities in a variety of proceedings in a number of tribunals.
Litigation involves wrangling with evidence and witnesses before a judge and jury in the courtroom, but this scenario is the exception rather than the rule. A majority of legal controversies are resolved outside the courtroom. This involves careful negotiations and skilled maneuvering through the solicitation, release, and careful review of evidence relevant to the dispute. An adept litigator will mitigate the through plea bargains and monetary settlements.
Karl Heideck examines this role as one approach the topic as one who has spent the past decade wearing the various hats a litigator wears in the litigation process. Karl Heideck’s work focuses include corporate, employment, product liability, intellectual property, legal writing, and other pre-trial and trial interactions. His work also focuses on compliance and risk management.
Prior to his provided customized legal solutions to clients with Hire Counsel, where he has been a member since 2015, Karl Heideck perfected his litigation and legal writing prowess as a project attorney on behalf of Pepper Hamilton LLP and as an associate with Conrad O’Brien. Karl Heideck informs the professional community as well as the public in the Greater Philadelphia area through his insightful blogs into such topics as the effects of the Philadelphia soda tax and a guide to Pennsyvania’s employment law for small businesses.
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