A litigation attorney can be thought of as a lawsuit attorney. The word litigate means to sue or take action in court. So a good way to think of a litigation attorney is of an attorney that either sues on behalf of someone or defends someone against a lawsuit.
Litigation attorneys will often handle the bulk of the work in cases, although they may be helped by other attorneys and a team of paralegals. Litigation attorneys must prepare a case during a lawsuit or a defense against a lawsuit. They must gather evidence and provide proof in the court such as documents, photographs and recordings on behalf of their client.
Litigation attorneys represent their clients in court and will also represent their clients out of court. Out of court settlements will often be handled by litigation attorneys. They will also reach settlements, handle pleadings and appeals for their clients. For providing all of these services the lawyer will get paid by the hour, by the case or take a portion of the case’s settlement in some cases.
About Attorney Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck attended Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsyvlania, which is just outside of the city of Philadelphia. It is a private liberal arts college. Mr. Heideck studied at Swarthmore College beginning in 1999 and graduated in 2003. His undergraduate major there was a bachelor of arts degree in the English language, literature and letters.
Three years later, in 2006, Karl Heideck enrolled at the James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his post graduate law studies in 2009. Karl Heideck received his law degree from Temple University and he became licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania in 2010.
Mr. Heideck resides in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, a suburban borough that is north of Philadelphia. He commutes to work in Philadelphia for the law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Heideck works as a contract attorney for the law firm and also as a hire counsel for its clients. Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Philadelphia office is located at Two Logan Square in Philadelphia, PA 19103. It is a firm that specializes in litigation, insurance and product liability.
Karl Heideck can handle cases that involve litigation and compliance with regulations at the local, state and federal level. He can also take on cases that deal with risk management review. Other areas that Mr. Heideck is skilled in and can work on include intellectual property, employment law, product liability, arbitration and mediation. He can litigate civil and commercial cases.