The average salary for a Late-Career Senior Attorney in New York, New York is $154,851.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Attorney
A mid-career Senior Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $112,776 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Senior Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $154,839 based on 19 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Senior Attorney in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 34.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (45.8% less), Seattle, Washington (19.6% less) and Houston, Texas (12.7% less).
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