Trial Lawyer Salary

A Trial Lawyer earns an average salary of $92,347 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$49,482 - $204,257
(Median)
$49K
$92K
$200K
MEDIAN: $92,346
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$49,482 - $204,257  
   
Bonus
$758 - $91,231  
Profit Sharing
$4,861 - $24,790  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$49,735 - $247,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Job Description for Trial Lawyer

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Trial Lawyer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Trial Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 97%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$96,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 30%
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