A litigation attorney in the United States is a lawyer that focuses on representing clients in different types of lawsuits. These can be personal injury cases, business disputes, contract conflicts, and any other type of matter that results in a civil lawsuit.
A litigation attorney can be found working for law firms of different types, at corporations, for different types of organizations and with governmental agencies. Oftentimes, a litigation attorney begins his or her career outside the civil court arena. These individuals may start their careers working for prosecuting attorneys, like a district or state’s attorney. They elect to work for a prosecuting attorney to garner courtroom experience.
A litigation attorney usually begins planning for his or her career as a litigator in law school. While a student, a budding litigation attorney will focus on courses that include courtroom practice, evidence, and civil procedure. A student interested in litigation is also likely to be part of a law school’s legal clinic and moot court programs.
Through a law school legal clinic, a third year law student has the opportunity to represent actual clients while still pursuing a law degree. The law student is supervised by a licensed attorney and has the chance to make courtroom appearances.
In addition to litigation, Karl Heideck represents clients in regard to commercial, products liability, and employment cases. Karl Heideck is also skilled at representing clients in regard to regulatory compliance and risk management.