Average Trial Lawyer Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Trial Lawyer is $107,007 in 2023

Base Salary
$64k - $229k
$2k - $51k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $110k
$0 - $9k
Total Pay
$70k - $331k
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What Do Trial Lawyers Do?

Trial Lawyer 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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FAQs About Trial Lawyers

What is the highest pay for Trial Lawyers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Trial Lawyer is $229k / year

What is the lowest pay for Trial Lawyers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Trial Lawyer is $64k / year

How can Trial Lawyers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Trial Lawyer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Trial Lawyer that oversees more junior Trial Lawyers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.