Senior Trial Attorneys in the United States can expect to earn an average of $119K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and nearly one-half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Senior Trial Attorneys is high. The majority of Senior Trial Attorneys (65 percent) survey respondents are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$82,645 - $232,822
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
Job Description for Senior Trial Attorney
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 liablility, 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.