Litigation, simply put, is the process of taking legal action.
Whenever two opposing parties take legal action against one another, either to enforce or defend a legal right, those parties are involved in litigation.
The while the stereotypical vision of the lawyer usually involves a man or woman in a suit, pacing a courtroom, either in defense or prosecution of a plaintiff or defendant, the job of the litigator has a broader scope which keeps them spending much of their time behind the curtain so to speak. In many cases a litigator may settle a suit between clients before it goes to trial, thus most litigators do not spend as much time on the courtroom floor as other attorneys do.
It is the litigator’s duty to oversee and manage all phases of the litigation process. Phases which include but are not limited to: Investigations, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial, trial, settlements, and appeals.
The field of litigation is uniquely varied, with a broad range of cases and opportunities ranging from civil, to criminal, to corporate suits.
A successful litigator, like Karl Heideck, will possess strong research skills, and also possess skills in interrogation and negotiation, as well as the ability to interpret laws, legal terminology, and court rulings.
To be a litigation attorney, one must successfully complete four years of college, followed by an additional three years of law school.
After that, they will have to take and pass a state ethics test, and the bar exam.
Karl Heideck is an experienced litigation attorney in the greater Philadelphia region of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Karl Heideck began his education at Swarthmore College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 2003. He later went on to study at Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law in 2006, graduating with his Juris Doctor in 2009.
Acquiring his license to practice law in 2010, Karl Heideck Heideck has now been practicing for seven years, without a sign of stopping.
Today, Karl Heideck works for Hire Counsel, a leading innovative service provider for law firms across the United States. Heideck works as part of an experienced and dedicated legal teams, working to provide customized legal solutions to their clients.
Heideck has garnered experience in multiple aspects of law throughout his legal career, including; commercial and civil litigation, corporate law, employment law, product liability, intellectual property protection, legal writing, mediation, arbitration, trials, and appeals.
His work also focuses on compliance and risk management.