Today, I’m going to be talking about what a Litigation Attorney is, and what they do. Litigation is defined as: A legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights (source: Google Dictionary). Basically, Litigation is the carrying out of a lawsuit through the court system. Litigation attorney’s are the people who handle this process, and insure it carries out smoothly.
There are many types of attorneys. There are attorneys who handle tax. Some attorneys handle injury. DUI attorneys handle DUI cases, etc. As many different type of case you can think of, there is a lawyer that handles each case.
Likewise, for every case you think of, there is a litigation. Each case will have the main attorney, and also have a litigation lawyer. This is due to litigation being a completely different subject than injury or tax.
Litigation is used in virtually every court case. Any case that involves injuries or other legal injuries, involves litigation.
Because of this, there many litigation lawyer’s. For each case, there will be a separate litigation attorney. Even though there are so many different types of cases, most litigation attorney’s are used for personal injury cases. Most injury cases are complex and contain have many parts. In these cases, the workload is too much for one litigation attorney.
In these cases, teams of litigation lawyer’s are used.
Law is complicated. That is why there needs to be a separate attorney who works solely on litigation. A normal attorney does the work on the case, so separate attorney’s handle litigation work. Litigation work is tedious, and is not for everyone. Litigation work rarely goes quickly, as there are so many details to handle. Because of this, litigation attorneys are occasionally forced to work long hours. This is a universal for most attorneys, though, not just litigation.
Pay for a litigation attorney is above average, but not extremely impressive. On average, a litigation lawyer makes $67,000 a year.