The average salary for a Senior Attorney with Contract Negotiation skills is $135,315.
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Job Description for Senior Attorney
A great deal of legal work, including both civil and criminal litigation, is done with teams of lawyers. A senior attorney is the person who helps to manage such teams. He or she is normally a partner in a firm or a high-level specialist retained by one. The senior attorney typically directs the preparations of the team in representing a client. The senior attorney also represents the team when meeting with the legal representatives from the adversarial side of a case. Should the case be argued …Read more
Senior Attorney Tasks
- Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, 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.
- 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.
- Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
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Popular Skills for Senior Attorney
Litigation Case Management
Skills that pay less than market rate include Complex Litigation Case Management, Negotiation, Legal Research, Legal Compliance and Litigation Case Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorney
An early career Senior Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $98,870 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Senior Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,864 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Senior Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $142,367 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $168,842.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Attorney in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 42.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (31.6% more) and New York, New York (20.1% more).
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