Litigation encompasses all the proceedings that take place between two rival parties in a bid to defend or enforce a particular legal right. The settlement for litigation is usually an agreement between the parties involved. Nonetheless, the case can also be heard by either a judge or jury in court. For a settlement to be reached between a defendant and plaintiff the help of legal professionals, litigators, is imperative.
A litigator is a legal expert tasked with the role of representing either a plaintiff or defendant in handling civil cases and managing the entire litigation. Since litigation is a broad legal field, a litigator’s job description varies considerably. Hence, a litigator can focus on various areas of specialty such as contract, real estate or personal injury. The different phases involved in a litigation process include investigation, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal.
For a person to become a litigator, he or she needs Juris Doctor to practice law. This process generally takes seven years, which includes four years of undergraduate education and three years in law school.
Karl Heideck is an acclaimed attorney who operates in the Greater Philadelphia Area. He is well-known for specializing in compliance and risk management practices. Aside from his field of specialization, Karl boasts of various skills including legal research, legal writing, employment law, product liability, corporate law and commercial litigation. Additionally, Karl Heideck holds excellent academic credentials including an english and literature degree from Swarthmore College and a J.D, law from Tempe University Beasley School of Law.
Since graduating with a law degree, Karl Heideck has practiced law for more than ten years. He began his career at Conrad O’ Brien as an associate from January to August 2010. Later on, he joined Pepper Hamilton LLP as a project attorney from October 2010 to April 2014. Currently, Karl Heideck is a contract attorney at Hire Counsel. He is charged with the role of reviewing discovery materials for banking litigation and complex securities fraud.