Litigation is a proceeding between two parties who either enforce or defend a legal right. A litigator is representative of a plaintiff and a defendant in civil cases and manages the litigation process. A litigator must have an undergraduate degree after which they must pass a Law School Admission Test. The second stage is a Juris Doctor Degree from a law school that is accredited by American Bar Association. To receive a law license, one has to pass the bar exam and also continue learning to renew the permit.
The plaintiff, represented by the attorney initiates the litigation process by writing a demand letter after thorough investigation of the facts and the outcomes of the case. They later file a complaint in the appropriate court and serve the defendants who consequently file an answer. In a formal lawsuit, exchange of evidence and investigation is the discovery stage, and it’s the first stage of a trial. Any disputed aspect of the case is debated, and a settlement conference follows if the parties agree to settle out of court. If there is no agreement, the trial commences which is the presentation of a case to a jury. The trial may take years before they come to a final verdict. A post-trial stage is when there is motion or orders for a proper closure of the case, appeal to a higher court and when there is a monetary award collection.
Karl Heideck is an experienced attorney who started his career as an associate at Conrad O’Brien. His role was to represent clients in commercial litigation and reviewed and analyzed government investigation documents. Karl Heideck has experience in bankruptcy, white collar defense, and pharmaceutical litigation. He has worked as a project attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP where he reviewed materials for trial preparation, fact investigation and discovery for several matters. As a quality control specialist, Karl Heideck ensured professional and ethical standard compliance.
The Temple University alumnus has experience as a contract attorney at Grant & Eisenhofer. Karl reviews discovery materials and focuses on matters dealing with risk management, acquisitions and liquidity positions of the 2008 banking crisis. The Philadelphia-based attorney is a well known for legal writing and research.
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