Civil Litigation Lawyers



Litigation is the process of taking a case through the legal system. Civil litigation is a legal dispute involving two or more parties in which one party seeks the redress of a wrong via financial compensation, the cessation of a harmful activity, or repairs to a faulty product or structure, etc. These lawsuits involve a wide variety of areas such as personal injury, employment law, contractor claims, and medical malpractice. Civil litigation lawyers represent clients in trials, arbitrations, hearings, and mediations before federal,...

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Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Law Degree



Internship or judicial clerkship highly recommended





Personality Traits



According to the National Association for Law Placement, 2019 median salaries for new lawyers employed by firms of 50 or fewer attorneys was $98,750. Median salaries first-year attorneys who work for firms of 51 to 100 attorneys was $115,000. First year lawyers who were employed by firms of 250 to 500 attorneys were $160,000, and first year lawyers who were employed by firms with 701 or more at...

Work Environment

Civil litigation lawyers spend most of their time in their offices meeting with clients, doing research, taking depositions, negotiating settlements with other attorneys, and performing other legal tasks, and appearing in court representing clients. They also spend a lot of time in law libraries, in government record rooms, and in the homes or businesses of clients. Attorneys travel frequently ...


Employment for lawyers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Employment should also be good in the specialty of civil litigation law. The field of litigation is relatively recession proof. People will always be in need of trial lawyers to help them address grievances with contractors, health care providers, ...