Litigation Attorney Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Litigation Attorney is $97,590 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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$59,443 - $154,815
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MEDIAN: $97,589
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$59,443 - $154,815  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$60,337 - $169,323  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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 56%
San Francisco
up arrow 36%
Tampa
up arrow 19%
Houston
up arrow 19%
up arrow 15%
Philadelphia
up arrow 14%
Dallas
up arrow 9%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
Fort Lauderdale
up arrow 2%
National Average
$100,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
Chicago
up arrow 11%
Miami
up arrow 15%
Boston
up arrow 24%
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Experience Affects Litigation Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$100,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Litigation Attorney Salaries

Complex Litigation Case Management
up arrow 28%
National Average
$100,000
Litigation Case Management
up arrow 2%
Legal Research
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 22%
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