For Senior Trial Attorneys, annual average wages total $119K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more male Senior Trial Attorneys than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and around half earn dental coverage. Most Senior Trial Attorneys like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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).
$81,092 - $220,151
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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.