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.
The world of the 21st century seems to be more enthralled with the life of celebrities and famous people than ever before, but making sure these public figures are held accountable for the bad decisions they make is a task human rights activist Thor Halvorssen is looking to use to push forward the role of the human rights activism community. Among those who have fallen foul of the University of Pennsylvania graduate are rapper Nicki Minaj and Oscar winner Hilary Swank, who have both taken payments from dictators to appear at events Halvorssen feels continue the oppression of the people of these closed societies.
Thor Halvorssen has written open letters published by major media outlets to the stars he feels have made an incorrect decision in appearing in nations where tyrannical rulers oppress their citizens on a regular basis. The film producer and founder of the Human Rights Foundation pulls no punches in his appraisal of those he feels have crossed the line in terms of creating links with corrupt governments; for example, Nicki Minaj was criticized by Halvorssen for appearing at a 2015 Christmas festival in Uganda, a country that has seen its resources and wealth seized by a government under the control of the family of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
After Nicki Minaj was announced as the headlining act at the festival in the Ugandan capital Thor Halvorssen penned an open letter to the “Anaconda” rapper that stated the government of the country had jailed 14 people for reading about democracy and nonviolent forms of protest. Thor Halvorssen stated the rapper had lost all credibility in the charitable work she completes after appearing at the event, a public stance he has maintained as he brought the attention of the public to the appearances of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Soccer superstar Lionel Messi. This use of the missteps of public figures is bringing the issue of human rights to popular shows, such as “The Howard Stern Show” where the actions of well known people highlight the plight of people living in these countries.