A litigator is a lawyer who focuses his or her practiced on representing people in court proceedings. A skilled litigator not only has an educational background in the law, but has extensive experience in the courtroom.
In this day and age, many litigators are becoming more focused in regard to the courts in which they practice. For example, some litigation attorneys limit their practice to representing their clients in state courts while others limit their work to federal courts.
A litigation attorney typically begins the course to becoming a litigator while still in law school. While attending law school, a future litigation attorney will focus on core classes that include civil procedure, evidence, and courtroom practice. In addition, a person who desires to be a litigator is also likely to participate in a law school’s moot court program as well as the law clinic.
The law clinic permits a third year law student to represent actual clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney, usually a professor or instructor. The law clinic permits a person courtroom experience while still a student, which represents a great foundation for a person who desires to be a litigator.
Karl Heideck is a skilled litigator, practicing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been practicing law for over a decade. In addition to his work as a litigator, Heideck also represents clients in regard to regulatory compliance and risk management issues. He also is active in assisting clients with employment, commercial, and products liability law.
Karl Heideck obtained his law degree from the Temple University School of Law. Prior to attending Temple, Heideck obtained a BA from Swarthmore College in English language and literature, with a focus on letters. He obtained degrees from both institutions with honors. His academic background provides Heideck a strong platform for legal research and writing.