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Trial Attorney
$83K-$101K / yr. (est.)
$83K
$92,675 / year
$102K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Trial Attorney

What does a Trial Attorney do?

As Trial Attorneys, we meet with clients and agree to represent them in court cases. We perform legal research and argue on client's cases on their behalf to the judge or jury. We prepare case files, jury trials, hearings, and post-trial dispositions.

Core tasks:

  • providing trial support on active litigation matters.
  • assisting with complex litigation cases
  • reviewing and summarizing trial and post-trial transcripts
  • preparing and organizing trial exhibits for testimony, memoranda, and other legal documents on assigned cases
  • providing legal representation for clients in complex or high-risk matters

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Trial Attorney?
On average, people work 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Trial Attorney.
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Trial AttorneySan Francisco, CA - 9 months ago
I respect the profession but isn't 5-7 years too long to wait? Competition is tough out here, folks! 😤
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Trial AttorneyMiami, FL - 9 months ago
So if I'm starting my legal career, does that mean I need to be a J.D. at 22? Seems impossible! 😩
How Long Do Trial Attorney Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Trial Attorneys works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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Law ClerkHouston, TX - 9 months ago
I'm currently a Law Clerk, and it's inspiring to see that with dedication and hard work, there will eventually be an opportunity to become a Trial Attorney. 📖
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Legal SecretaryMiami, FL - 9 months ago
I've been working as a Legal Secretary for years, and knowing that there's potential for growth brings some hope to my career path. 💼
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Trial Attorney Employees?
Frequent job changes in Trial Attorney, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
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Trial AttorneyNew York City, NY - 9 months ago
u think job changing is a bad thing🙄? think about the diverse skills & multiple perspectives we can bring when we've been on various cases & firms
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Trial AttorneySan Francisco, CA - 9 months ago
Job hopping💼 goes hand in hand with innovation, adapting to new environments can make us more versatile & better at our craft!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Trial Attorney's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Trial Attorney typically studied at.
Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Trial Attorney Employees?
Gender ratio in Trial Attorney position: 0.722905117699044 Male and 0.277094882300956 Female. Age ratio in Trial Attorney position: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 48%, 31-40: 38%, 41-50: 10%, 51-60: 3%, 60+: 1%. Trial Attorney position is predominantly male (72.3%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Trial AttorneyPhiladelphia, PA - 9 months ago
I've just started my career as a Trial Attorney, and it's refreshing to see that there's a good representation from my age group (21-30). Let's keep the momentum going! 🙌
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Trial AttorneySan Francisco, CA - 9 months ago
It's alarming that there seems to be a lack of experienced trial attorneys in their 40s and above. We need to encourage skill-building and career progression at all stages! 📚

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Trial Attorney?
Top employers of Trial Attorney position: Allstate, Department of Justice, Department of Labor. People who work in Trial Attorney position most typically go on to work for the Allstate.
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Trial AttorneySeattle, WA - 9 months ago
As a recent graduate, I would love the opportunity to work for Allstate and gain experience.
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Trial AttorneyMiami, FL - 9 months ago
Department of Justice is overrated! They are too focused on politics instead of justice!
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What Industries Does Trial Attorney Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Trial Attorney: Public Administration, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Finance & Insurance, Transportation & Warehousing, Health Care. Trial Attorney employees most likely come from a Public Administration industry background.
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Trial AttorneyHouston, TX - 9 months ago
🔥 Y'all wanna talk about the industry? Well, as a Trial Attorney from Houston, we're fixin' to show y'all how it's done!
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Trial AttorneyPhiladelphia, PA - 9 months ago
Omg, can we puh-lease leave the drama behind and just discuss the industry calmly for once? As a Trial Attorney from Philly, I'm willing to listen, unlike some people here. 🙄

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Discussion about Trial Attorney

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What is the women/men ratio in the job of Trial Attorney?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
More men than women work as a Trial Attorney.
What is the typical age of people who work as a Trial Attorney?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
32 is the average age of people working as a Trial Attorney.
How much experience is typically required to work as a Trial Attorney?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You need 6 years of experience to work as a Trial Attorney.
Which industries are highly likely to employ a Trial Attorney?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Public Administration is the most probable for a Trial Attorney to work in.
Speaking of higher education, do I need a degree as a Trial Attorney?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
As a Trial Attorney you’ll probably need Bachelor of Arts degree
Which company employs the most people in the Trial Attorney role?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Allstate, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, EEOC and Nationwide employs the most people in the Trial Attorney role.
How many years do people work as a Trial Attorney before changing their role?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
Is it common for people to switch companies and still work as a Trial Attorney?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
A Trial Attorney typically works for multiple companies.
What do people usually work as before switching to Trial Attorney?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You have a good chance of becoming a Trial Attorney if you are working as Attorney, Law Clerk or Associate Attorney
Working as a Trial Attorney what job titles should I consider to switch to?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Changing from a Trial Attorney to Attorney, Assistant County Attorney or Counsel is a typical career path.
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