Litigation attorneys, also known as “litigators,” are the who represent defendants or plaintiffs in civil cases, including resolving labor disputes. But what exactly does a litigator do? They are responsible for managing all phases of the litigation process from investigation process, pleadings and discovery to pre-trial, trial, until settlement and appeal. In short, a litigation attorney is responsible for protecting clients’ rights through the courts.
Litigator differs from a trial lawyer. A litigator may be a trial lawyer and vice versa. However, an attorney doesn’t necessarily have to be both, although many are. A litigator is someone who takes the legal action against people and organization and handles the entire case from start to finish, while a trial lawyer is the one who excels in the courtroom. In some large firms, their roles may be mostly reserved for court appearances while paralegal handles the case preparation.