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Trial Lawyer Salary

The average pay for a Trial Lawyer is $85,000 per year.

$46,684 - $201,341
(Median)
$47K
$85K
$200K
MEDIAN: $85,000
10%
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$46,684 - $201,341  
   
Bonus
$747 - $96,958  
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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$47,101 - $242,395  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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.

United States (change)

Experience Affects Trial Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 109%

National Average
$92,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 25%
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