Litigation refers to a career in law. It involves representing defendants as well as plaintiffs in various civil cases. There are many phases of litigation. These include pre-trial, pleadings, investigation, besides discovery, trial, settlement, and even a possible appeal.
The average workday of a litigator will depend on whether they are sole practitioners or working at a huge firm, or a small firm. Litigators working at large firms have different duties based on their seniority. In case a litigator is just starting out, there would be much research to be conducted and memos to be written.
Any new lawyer in court will most likely be observing proceedings while sitting in its gallery. An attorney may start by having a chance to argue in the Small Claims Court. In addition to that, litigators have to contact and deal with the client as well as the opposing counsel too. Litigators have to spend a lot of time in the library, or behind the desk. There are litigators who operate independently. They may be working in small firms. In such cases they would have a mix of office and research work along with actual trial experience.
Litigators earn an average salary of just over $98,000, as per Payscale. This amount will vary as per region as well as specialization.
Karl Heideck is very well-known litigator in Greater Philadelphia area. He is a reputed lawyer. His experience includes compliance, litigation, as well as risk management for this area. He has been doing it for several years now. Presently Karl Heideck is working as a Hire Counsel for Grant & Eisenhofer. He is dealing with compliance as well as risk management. Previously he had worked for Pepper Hamilton LLP and Conrad O’Brien.
Karl Heideck received his law degree in 2009. This was from the James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University. His skillsets include legal writing, legal research besides corporate law and litigation. Other skills include commercial litigation and product liability besides civil litigation and courts. He is also skilled in teaching of law and in employment law. Other areas are mediation, arbitration besides appeals, trials along with intellectual property, as well as Westlaw.
Since April 2015, Karl Heideck is working as a contract attorney for Grant & Eisenhofer. This is in Wilmington, Delaware.