Demand for litigation attorneys is growing almost everywhere in the U.S. The role of a litigator is diverse and takes cares of processes and investigation before the hearing of a case in court. They are also termed as trial lawyers; as they do not fight a case for the plaintiff or defendant, but provide enough evidence for the party they are working for, or against the other party.
Litigation attorney jobs have grown substantially over the years. This is because their role is not limited simply to corporate and licensing cases between two companies. Now, they are also hired for civil and labor cases. Litigators can earn a salary of anything from $70,000 to $110,000. The range varies from state to state. However, a growth rate in the salary is observed in nearly all states of the country. Litigation attorneys also carry out initial case investigation to determine if a case is strong enough to be taken. Locating witness, taking witness statements, analyzing documents and interviewing all people related to the case are some steps included in the initial process of litigation. After the investigation is completed they have to prepare a brief that is presented to the lawyer for further proceeding of the case.
In the corporate sector, the attorney is supposed to know every detail about the company's policies and different clients. The attorney is required to understand the legislative policy of the company and how to deal with the diverse types of clients.
A litigation attorney usually looks for possible ways of negotiating and settling matters with the client in case of legal conflict. They try to settle the case out of court in order to save time and money for the company and the client. At the time of settlement, litigators take up negotiations with the opposing parties; participate in mediations and have settlement conferences with the parties and the judge; and formulate agreements, settlement leaflets or other material that can be presented in court if needed in the future.