The average pay for a Senior Attorney with Negotiation skills is $160 per hour.
The average pay for a Senior Attorney with Negotiation skills is $112,276 per year.
|Salary||$73,025 - $202,027|
|Bonus||$2,466 - $45,615|
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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).)
|$76,452 - $301,900|
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 in court, typically the senior attorney takes the lead in presenting his or her team's information and arguments.Read More...
The senior attorney is typically the first conduit for the client being represented. In the case of civil litigation, this lawyer will work with the client to understand the goals of any lawsuits or court orders being sought. In criminal cases, the senior attorney will normally conduct preliminary interviews with the client to help assess how the legal team should proceed. The senior attorney will then direct other lawyers on the team to comb through evidence and report on progress. The attorney will also outline and assess the strength and evidence of the case he or she can present and begin to work towards a resolution.
A senior attorney must possess a law degree from an accredited university law school. He or she also must be a member in good standing of the bar association or accrediting organization with jurisdiction in the area. A senior attorney typically works in an office environment, but he or she should expect that long hours, field work, and travel are an integral aspect of this job. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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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