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Trial Lawyer Salary

The average pay for a Trial Lawyer is $78,621 per year.
$44,219 - $200,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,621
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$44,219 - $200,000  
   
Bonus
$507 - $88,769  
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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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$44,219 - $205,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
United States (change)

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.

Experience Affects Trial Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 147%

Experienced
up arrow 143%

Mid-Career
up arrow 49%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 25%