Senior Trial Attorneys in the United States can expect wages of $132K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and slightly less than one-half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Senior Trial Attorneys enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Trial Attorneys making up 58 percent of survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$93,701 - $210,476
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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.