The litigation process is the process of suing an individual or organization. That means a litigator is someone who specializes in suing a person or company. The process depends on the type of claim you are filing.
The litigation process consists of a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim, an Appearance has to be filed, the Statement of Defense, a Summary Judgment Application, a Counterclaim (if applicable), the Defense to Counterclaim, a Third Party Claim (in some cases), the Discovery of Documents, an Examination for Discovery, the Discovery by Interrogatories, the Trial Date Set, a Pretrial Conference, the Trial, the Judgment, the Appeal, an Examination in Aid of Execution, the Execution of Judgment, and a Settlement (typically done before going to trial). Not all these steps are followed depending on the type of claim you file.
To be a litigator a person needs to obtain an undergraduate degree, juris doctor (J.D), and pass the bar exam. Schooling can take around three years with the final two years primarily focusing on trial procedures etc. Before you can even go to law school, however, one has to take and pass the LSAT which is the Law Schools Admissions Test.
Karl Heideck is a top litigator for the law office of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Jenkintown, PA. He has been licensed and practicing for over 8 years. While Karl Heideck has experience in compliance and risk management, he specializes in litigation. The capabilities of Karl Heideck is broad, spanning from Employment Law to Intellectual Property.
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