A Litigation Lawyer is simply a lawyer who specializes in appearing in court and conducting trials on behalf of clients. Beyond being a trial lawyer, most Litigation Lawyers specialize in a particular legal topic such as Criminal Law (including Drug Law), Family Law (including Divorce Law and Child Protection Law), Human Rights Law, Medical Malpractice Law, or Wrongful Dismissal Law, to name a few.
What a Litigation Lawyer brings to the table is usually a natural ability to think quickly on his or her feet, and to make persuasive oral arguments. They will all have specialized knowledge of the laws of evidence and skills that come from appearing in court many times, one of the most dramatic of which can be the skillful cross-examination of witnesses.
Some Litigation Lawyers are natural “show-people,” but that is not necessary for success. A lawyer who presents his or her well-thought-out and logical arguments with quiet force and dignity can be just as or more compelling.
If you are facing a situation in which it is likely you will need to go to court, or at least commence or defend an action with a view to resolving it before trial, and you cannot find a lawyer who meets your needs in a more directly related section in this Directory, you should contact one or more Litigations Lawyers to determine if your particular needs fit with their experience.