Trial Lawyer Salary

A Trial Lawyer earns an average salary of $88,730 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$48,085 - $203,099

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$48,085 - $203,099  
   
Bonus
$760 - $90,604  
Profit Sharing
$4,567 - $24,566  
Total Pay (?
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$48,706 - $245,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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 101%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$93,000

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
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
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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