A litigation attorney provides legal representation to businesses, organizations, and individuals involved in or anticipating to be involved in lawsuits of different types. A litigation attorney typically represents either plaintiffs or defendants.
Litigation attorneys work in a number of different environments. These include businesses, different types of organizations, governmental agencies, and in private practice. Indeed, there are large law firms that maintain separate departments dedicated specifically to litigation. There are smaller firms that focus specifically in litigation.
Oftentimes, a person makes the decision to be a litigator while still in law school. As a result, a student who wants to be a litigation attorney will take classes that include evidence, civil procedure, and courtroom practice.
A student interested in becoming a litigation attorney is also apt to participate in a law school moot court program. He or she is also likely to be part of a law school’s legal clinic.
A legal clinic gives a law student hands-on experience representing actual clients while still in school. He or she works under the supervision of an experienced, licensed attorney.
A good many law students try to find positions with a local, state, or federal prosecutor upon graduation. They take this course in order to garner actual courtroom experience before fully embarking on a career as a litigator.
Heideck graduated from Swarthmore College, with a degree in English language and literature, with an emphasis in letters. He then graduated from Temple University School of Law. Heideck graduated with honors from both schools.
In addition to practicing as a litigation attorney, Heideck represents clients in other areas of the law as well. These include commercial law, products liability law, and employment law. He also represents clients in regard to regulatory compliance and risk management.