Karl Heikeck is a contract attorney who has put in years of practice in the Philadelphia area. He worked as a project attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP and also worked as an associate at Conrad O’Brien. In his years of practice he has made a strong commitment to educating the public and those in his profession by writing about the practice of law in various publications.
Karl Heideck recently published a piece on the site thereisnoconsensus.com on the practice of litigation. Civil litigation attorneys usually work for firms that have several attorneys on their payroll, though some may work in private practice for themselves, or in small “boutique” style firms. Large banks and other corporations also may have their own litigation attorneys on staff, as they are frequently in need of legal services.
Litiigation lawyers, as Karl Heideck explains it, work to solve the legal differences between their client and the opposing side. To do this effectively, the litigator must do a lot of research and investigation into the case at hand, in order to build a case that effectively protects the legal rights of their client. Ultimately, most civil cases are settled out of court, as an agreement is made between the two parties and a settlement amount is agreed on. In criminal cases according to behance.net, a case can be settled out of court when a defendant agrees to a plea deal.
There’s no doubt that the life of a litigator can be challenging. It is intellectual work that requires a constant curiosity and a willingness to search for information. Karl Heideck has a guide available with tips for success for new litigation attorneys who are learning the ropes in their career. It is Heideck’s hope that his work can benefit those who plan on making a success in this challenging but often rewarding career path.
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