Litigation Attorney Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Litigation Attorney is $97,991 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Complex Litigation Case Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Litigation Attorney Total Pay (?
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$59,343 - $155,294
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MEDIAN: $97,990
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$59,343 - $155,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,238  
Profit Sharing
$2,017 - $10,174  
Total Pay (?
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$60,331 - $173,619  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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Job Description for Litigation Attorney
A litigation attorney is a lawyer who specializes in dealing with lawsuits and representing either plaintiffs or defendants in cases. Often simply called a litigator, they oversee the entire process of taking a lawsuit to court. This process is quite often lengthy, and it is necessary for the litigation attorney to be patient and detail-oriented.
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Litigation Attorney Tasks
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
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Pay by Experience Level for Litigation Attorney
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 55%
San Francisco
up arrow 42%
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Dallas
up arrow 14%
Philadelphia
up arrow 13%
Tampa
up arrow 11%
Atlanta
up arrow 10%
Hartford
0%
National Average
$101,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
Fort Lauderdale
up arrow 11%
Miami
up arrow 15%
Chicago
up arrow 22%
Boston
up arrow 26%
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Experience Affects Litigation Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$101,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Litigation Attorney Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 27%
National Average
$101,000
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%
Legal Research
up arrow 29%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 21%
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