Senior Trial Attorneys in the United States take home an average $119K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Trial Attorneys. More than half of Senior Trial Attorneys (64 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and about one-half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$81,625 - $231,811
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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.