Litigation Attorney Salary (United States)

A Litigation Attorney earns an average salary of $98,467 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Complex Litigation Case Management and Legal Research.
Litigation Attorney Salary (?
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$59,606 - $162,557
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MEDIAN: $98,467
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$0$70K$140K$210K
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$59,606 - $162,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,760  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $10,000  
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$60,539 - $181,731  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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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%
Miami
up arrow 36%
San Francisco
up arrow 35%
Tampa
up arrow 18%
Houston
up arrow 18%
up arrow 16%
Philadelphia
up arrow 12%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
Fort Lauderdale
up arrow 1%
Hartford
0%
National Average
$101,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Boston
up arrow 25%
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Experience Affects Litigation Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$101,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Litigation Attorney Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 83%
Legal Research
up arrow 19%
National Average
$101,000
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 20%
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