A litigator is an extremely popular career in the field of law. Litigation refers to the filing of a lawsuit in the court system. A litigator is a lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, and who handle the management of the phase of the litigation process, including: investigation, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal.
The term litigation refers to a case which may proceed through the typical court process. Litigators, however, actually spend very little time in the courtroom. Most of their time is spent at the library or in their office conducting research for the case they are working on. Litigators do have contact with their clients and opposing counsel. With strong research, negotiation and interrogation skills required, litigators are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with no specific major needed, as well as complete 3 years of law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Students must then pass the bar exam.
Karl Heideck is a litigator based in Philadelphia, PA. Experienced in litigation, compliance and risk management review, his primary role is that of a contract attorney at Hire Counsel. Karl Heideck also has extensive experience in legal writing, product liability and corporate law.
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Karl Heideck received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature/Letters from Swarthmore College, then went on to attend Temple University Beasley School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor Degree in 2009, where he graduated with honors. Karl Heideck’s skills range from Teaching and Litigation to Trials and Intellectual Property. Karl Heideck has been a practicing attorney for over ten years. Visit This Page for more.