Top Trial Attorney Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Trial Attorney. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Trial Attorney resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.7% of Trial Attorney resumes contained Pre-Trial Motions as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Trial Attorney actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Trial Attorney resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared and argued pre-trial motions, secured evidence, and retained expert witnesses in preparation for trial.
  • Researched, drafted, and argued effective pre-trial motions before the court.
  • Drafted over 50 legal motions and argued their merit in pre-trial motions.
  • Prepared pre-trial motions and answered summons and complaints.
  • Conduct depositions and pre-trial discovery, draft interrogatories and pre-trial motions.
  • Prepare Jury Charges, as well as any and all pre-trial motions, motions in limine, or post-trial motions.
  • Authored pre-trial motions, assisted in client preparation and depositions, conducted and first chaired hearings and trials.

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2. Premises Liability

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Here's how Premises Liability is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Represented corporate and individual clients against Labor Law personal injury claims as well as general negligence and premises liability claims.
  • General liability docket which included construction defect and construction accident litigation, product liability, premises liability and employment cases.
  • Practice included products liability, premises liability, motor vehicle, construction defect and other general civil litigation.
  • Represented carriers in matters pertaining to automotive, homeowners liability, premises liability and municipal liability.
  • Practiced plaintiffs personal injury, with concentration in automobile, insurance and premises liability
  • Litigated automobile liability, premises liability and construction defect matters
  • Handle 60+ cases involving a variety of complex litigation actions, concentration in medical malpractice, premises liability and motor vehicle.
  • Practice includes third-party insurance defense, including premises liability, motor vehicle accident, products liability, asbestos and Labor Law.
  • Managed staff of case managers, paralegals and investigators to prosecute personal injury, premises liability and general tort claims.
  • Represented a diverse range of commercial insureds in premises liability actions for this firm that specializes in insurance defense litigation.
  • Defended clients in construction litigation, premises liability, automobile and truck accidents, and complex product liability cases.
  • Litigated direct defense contracts, premises liability, transportation and construction cases in federal and state court.
  • Handled caseload of over 400 auto and premises liability lawsuits in Brooklyn County for Allstate Insurance Company.
  • Solo attorney in charge of defense of personal injury cases, primarily automobile and premises liability.
  • Executed all aspects of defense litigation in products liability, auto and premises liability civil actions.
  • Defended auto liability suits as well as premises liability matters from initial complaint through jury trial
  • Practice Areas: All Property and Casualty lines of business; Premises Liability
  • Specialized in Labor Law 240 cases, and premises liability.
  • Practice involved premises liability and motor vehicle litigation, including uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitration and workers' compensation.
  • Represent plaintiffs in personal injury matters, including premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and traumaticbrain injury.

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3. Personal Injury Cases

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Here's how Personal Injury Cases is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Defended commercial insureds of Nationwide Insurance in personal injury cases.
  • Conduct expert medical discovery in personal injury cases.
  • Negotiated settlement of personal injury cases.
  • Litigated asbestos and personal injury cases.
  • Evaluated and prepared personal injury cases for trial on behalf of Progressive Insurance Company and their insureds in personal injury matters.
  • First-chaired trials in state court proceedings, including toxic tort, malpractice and personal injury cases.
  • Designated trial attorney on complex, high value, personal injury cases.
  • Negotiated settlement of more than 950 personal injury cases.
  • Tried 6 personal injury cases to verdict.
  • Represented commercial insureds of Cigna Insurance Company in personal injury cases
  • Managed 150+ personal injury cases in different stages from the pre-litigation to trial.

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4. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • General Civil Counseling and Trial Litigation, Government Counseling and Administrative Law, Municipalities, Eminent Domain and Condemnation.
  • Staff counsel for nationally-prominent insurer, engaged in major property, casualty and professional liability litigation.
  • Worked with in-house counsel for elevator/vertical lift companies in litigation matters, including government contract disputes.
  • Sole civil and criminal enforcement counsel for nuclear safety rules promulgated under Price-Anderson Act Amendments.
  • Served as local counsel in litigation challenging detention of persons at Guantanamo Bay facility.
  • Associate Counsel on several complex litigation matters involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims.
  • Represented and counseled mentally ill clients in litigation and placement in appropriate programs.
  • Performed other miscellaneous assignments, and provided legal counsel to senior management officials.
  • Counseled compliance personnel on employment discrimination matters on a regular basis.
  • Negotiated settlement and terms of settlement agreements with opposing counsel.
  • Prepared memorandums for proposed disciplinary counseling when necessary.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with opposing counsel.
  • General Civil Counseling and Trial Litigation.
  • Counseled and advised enforcement units.
  • Direct cases, and performing of counsel contract work on trials, motions, and appeals for other attorneys and firms.
  • Coordinated litigation and environmental training programs and provided advice and counsel on business affairs to various members of the Agency staff.
  • Serve as counsel with regard to Friend of Court litigation to enforce child support orders in suits affecting parent-child relationship.
  • Tried cases and served as co-counsel for all major felonies and misdemeanors before the Juvenile, District and Superior Court.
  • Contributed to firm defense work as panel counsel for CNA Insurance and delivered non-insurance general business services for private clients.
  • Qualified to address important concerns, able to communicate clearly and effectively with clients, opposing counsel and judges.

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5. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Represented federal agencies and federal employees in their official capacities in civil litigation.
  • Practice also involved criminal defense and other general civil litigation.
  • Represent plaintiffs in civil litigation and defendants in criminal matters.
  • Handled civil litigation cases for Nationwide Insurance Company
  • Handled all aspects of affirmative civil litigation on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Handled hearings, depositions of parties and experts in complex civil litigation.
  • Handled civil litigation in cases brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
  • Represent a diverse group of commercial clients in civil litigation matters.
  • Handled high-dollar civil litigation matters for both plaintiff and defendant clients.
  • Managed every aspect of civil litigation, from Complaint/Answer through trial.
  • Conduct all aspects of civil litigation for insurance defense firm.
  • Handled all types of civil litigation and trial matters.
  • Established a law firm focusing on civil litigation.
  • Handled both criminal and civil litigation.
  • Engaged in complex civil litigation.
  • Founded litigation-based practice handling criminal and civil litigation including transactional matters.

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6. Jury Instructions

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Here's how Jury Instructions is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Covered for supervisory personnel on an as needed basis.Routinely drafted jury instructions for attorneys in the division.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, responses, trial briefs, motions in limine, jury instructions.
  • Researched and drafted jury instructions, motions in limine, and argued complex evidentiary issues to the court.
  • Summarized depositions and prepared jury instructions.
  • Attended two meet and confers which lead to the stipulations of jury instructions, exhibit lists, and witness lists.
  • Drafted motions, pleadings, jury instructions, orders, subpoenas, witness list, and discovery.

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7. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Managed all aspects of litigation for criminal defense, civil injunction, family law, and traffic ticket cases.
  • Gained experience on a variety of family law, personal injury, and real estate cases.
  • Major felony jury trial defense, Insurance litigation, Personal injury and Family law legal practice.
  • Counseled on assisted reproductive technology, embryonic storage, abuse and other family law matters.
  • Handled family law, employment and criminal matters as needed.
  • Practiced in the area of Matrimonial and Family Law.
  • Lead trial attorney on 300+ family law cases.

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9. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Initiated successful relationships with acquired insurance companies and claims departments to provide effective defense of litigation.
  • Negotiated with insurance companies and defense attorney to reach settlement agreements.
  • Communicated with insurance companies, including drafting initial contact letters, demand documents and all corresponding offers and counter offers.
  • Litigated cases for a firm specializing in defending Self-Insured Trucking Companies and Insurance Companies in Workers' Compensation claims.
  • Tried complex commercial cases for large institutional clients, including insurance companies, banks, and other corporations.
  • Handled all aspects of litigation, defending insureds and insurance companies.
  • Correspond with insurance companies, medical providers and employers to insureclients receive the proper personal injury protection benefits.
  • Arbitrated numerous uninsured and underinsured cases on behalf of insurance companies.
  • Represent insurance companies on subrogation claims.
  • Prepared, attended, and negotiated at over 100 private arbitrations and mediations with numerous insurance companies and other defendant representatives.

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10. Numerous Cases

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Here's how Numerous Cases is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Developed admiralty department prosecuting numerous cases.
  • Settled numerous cases at mediation/arbitration.
  • Negotiated settlement of numerous cases.
  • Single chaired numerous cases to jury verdict or final resolution in personal injury defense cases in both state and federal court.
  • Tried numerous cases, successfully navigating local court and civil procedure rules in 17+ jurisdictions.
  • Monitored the legal developments and trials of numerous cases handled by Assistant United States Attorneys.
  • Handled numerous cases, providing legal defense for clients charged with felony offenses.
  • Handled numerous cases from filing to appeal in State and Federal Court.
  • Prepared numerous cases for trial and grand jury presentations.
  • Defended numerous cases at trial and won multiple verdicts.
  • Investigated and prepared numerous cases for hearings and trials.
  • Negotiated numerous cases at mediations with favorable results.

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11. Medical Malpractice

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Here's how Medical Malpractice is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Handled diverse insurance-defense case load, with emphasis on automobile product liability and medical malpractice.
  • Represent plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability.
  • Defended medical professionals in litigation matters involving medical malpractice claims.
  • Litigated medical malpractice and products liability cases.
  • Practice included a variety of matters including construction liens, negligence and the defense of legal and medical malpractice actions.
  • Started medical malpractice defense practice at small in-house counsel firm for large insurance company (Zurich North America).
  • Conducted complex plaintiff's trials, including products liability, toxic tort, medical malpractice, 42 U.S.C.
  • Handled day-to-day affairs associated with over 500 medical malpractice cases against one doctor and numerous area hospitals.
  • General civil law practice with emphasis on medical malpractice and insurance litigation and criminal defense trial law.
  • Represented litigation cases involving medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury as Lead Trial Attorney Key Achievements:.
  • Litigated medical malpractice, product liability, and personal injury cases from intake to trial.
  • Handled a wide variety of cases, from Automobile and Labor Law to Medical Malpractice.
  • Represented health care providers in medical malpractice actions and before state licensing boards.
  • Handled medical malpractice and personal injury cases from inception through trial.
  • Focus of practice was on personal injury and medical malpractice issues.
  • Focused on Medical Malpractice, Labor Law, and Product Liability.
  • Handled insurance-defense case load, with emphasis on medical malpractice.
  • Handled death cases, medical malpractice and products liability.
  • Specialized in Medical Malpractice Defense for Farmers Insurance Group.
  • Represented hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers in claims for alleged medical malpractice.

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12. Federal Courts

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated settlements and pleas in state and federal courts which included setting precedent in the U.S. Northern District of Illinois.
  • Prosecuted wide range of complex white collar criminal cases in federal courts in 10 different states.
  • Selected Juries and Tried Cases in New York and New Jersey State and Federal Courts.
  • Work experience included preparation of trials and appeals in all State and Federal courts.
  • Represented U.S. government in tax proceedings in local, state and federal courts.
  • Tried over 40 jury trials in County, State and Federal Courts.
  • Argued motions in front of state and federal courts.
  • Completed numerous trials in state and federal courts.
  • Obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts in state and federal courts.
  • Represent customers of multiple insurance companies in Rhode Island State Courts.Massachusetts State and Federal Courts and Connecticut State and Federal Courts.
  • Entrusted with complete and autonomous representation of firm's largest litigation cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Federal Courts.
  • Represented the CFTC in federal courts in motion and status hearings and settlement conferences.
  • Attended preliminary, compliance, settlement, pre-trial and trial conferences Briefed and Argued appeals in State and Federal Courts.

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13. Plaintiff

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Here's how Plaintiff is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted motions and successfully defeated plaintiff's well-argued but ill-taken Motion for Summary Adjudication.
  • Demonstrated skilled negotiation and mediation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.
  • Limited representation of plaintiffs in bodily injury and workers compensation cases.
  • Represented plaintiffs and defendants in bodily injury lawsuits
  • Represented plaintiffs in personal injury claims.
  • Represented Civil Plaintiffs and Defendants and Criminal Defendants in over 100 successful trials at all levels of State and Federal Court.
  • Secured defense verdict in trucking accident case where Plaintiff alleged that trucking company driver was responsible for damages to totaled vehicle.
  • Represented Claimants in Workers' Compensation cases, Plaintiffs in Tort Cases, and Defendants in Criminal and Traffic Violation cases.
  • Handled all aspects of plaintiff personal injury cases from deposition to conclusion with average caseload of 50 to 75 clients.
  • Prepared, argued and litigated a large roster of plaintiff cases involving automobile accidents and tort claims.
  • Defended physicians and other clients at depositions and conducted depositions of plaintiffs, defendants and non-party witnesses.
  • Deposed plaintiffs, chiropractors, doctors, and police officers and attended mediation.
  • Gained valuable insight regarding preparation and evaluation of cases on behalf of plaintiffs.
  • Represent Plaintiff's in hundreds of foreclosure trials throughout the state of Florida.
  • Represented Plaintiffs in lead paint litigation from discovery to trial to appeals.
  • Litigated in many areas of law, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
  • Completed 80-100 depositions of plaintiffs, lay witnesses, and experts.
  • Participated in all areas of plaintiff Personal Injury practice.
  • Prevailed over very respected plaintiff trial lawyers.
  • Represented plaintiffs in securities class actions.

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14. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated settlement agreements between federal agencies and employees.
  • Performed and/or drafted settlement agreements with debtors.
  • Drafted conciliation and settlement agreements.
  • Negotiate and prepare settlement agreements.
  • Appeal on reformation of settlement agreements Sept. 2011 Win.
  • Drafted settlement agreements, contracts, and stipulations.
  • Conducted settlement negotiations, drafted proposed settlement agreements, and obtained Commission approval for settlement.
  • Prepare and appear for hearings and/or trials around the Valley Negotiate settlement agreements

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15. Expert Witnesses

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Here's how Expert Witnesses is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Collaborated with expert witnesses from community hospitals and academic medical centers throughout New England.
  • Retained and managed testifying expert witnesses.
  • Depose several expert witnesses including Doctors
  • Conducted hundreds of sworn depositions of hostile witnesses, fact witnesses, corporate representatives, medical experts and liability expert witnesses.
  • Managed all preparation for jury trials including exhibits, expert witnesses, presented key evidence and exhibits during trial.
  • Conducted jury trials with 82% client verdicts, examined and cross examined expert witnesses across various medical disciplines.
  • Tried over 20 cases to verdict, including conducting direct and cross-examination of witnesses and expert witnesses.
  • Serve as liaison among clients, opposing attorneys, and expert witnesses to achieve desired goals.
  • Developed and presented fact and expert witnesses at trial, along with opening and closing arguments.
  • Drafted pleadings, presented motions, and conducted direct examinations of expert witnesses.
  • Deposed and defended hundreds of fact and dozens of expert witnesses.
  • Argued motions, took depositions of lay and expert witnesses.
  • Prepared fact witnesses and expert witnesses for trial testimony.
  • Selected, prepared and examined lay and expert witnesses.
  • Prepare expert witnesses for deposition and trial.
  • Conducted depositions of lay and expert witnesses.
  • Identified and prepared fact and expert witnesses.
  • Retain and depose expert witnesses.
  • Experience preparing and utilizing expert witnesses, trial prep, witness prep, investigation, cross-examination, and motions in limine.
  • Drafted pleadings, motions and handled depositions of clients and nonparties, selected and prepared expert witnesses for trial.

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16. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Owned, operated and managed the biggest solo practice law firm in Western Maryland for almost a decade.
  • Gained and retained 100+ new clients for this respected boutique law firm, doubling profits in 4 years.
  • Partnered with pro bono departments in several major law firms to provide excellent resources to my clients.
  • Handled all phases of civil and criminal litigation as trial attorney for this general practice law firm.
  • Practiced litigation in a seven attorney law firm primarily in the area of personal injury defense.
  • Practiced litigation for this seven attorney law firm primarily in the areas of Criminal law.
  • Provide law firm and clients with guidance and interpretation of EEO policies and regulations.
  • Managed, staffed and operated regional office of statewide personal injury law firm.
  • Represent private clients and cemented long-term contracts with prestigious regional law firms.
  • Associate attorney in litigation focused law firm.
  • Owned and managed highly successful law firm.
  • Full service insurance defense law firm.
  • Engaged in every aspect/Facet of operating a law firm Currently gaining experience on how to obtain clients
  • Partner: analyze and litigate caseload of workers' compensation matters for statewide law firm
  • Maintained a fully functioning law firm from Court proceedings to day to day operations.
  • Full Time (60-70 Hours/Wk) Managing associate attorney for the workers' compensation department of the law firm.

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17. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Participated in numerous mediation and arbitration hearings with excellent results, including trial preparation and representation.
  • Aided fellow attorneys in document-intensive cases, providing organization and trial preparation guidance.
  • Managed investigation and trial preparation.
  • Handled misdemeanor criminal cases, which included pretrial discovery and motion matters, as well as trial preparation and plea agreements.
  • Handled all phases of litigation including conducting discovery, motion practice, trial preparation, trying cases and appellate work.
  • Conducted trial preparation up to and including jury selection, presentation of evidence and closing arguments to a jury.
  • Handle depositions, motions, research, legal writing and trial preparation in a fast pace atmosphere.
  • Supervised and trained 7 junior attorneys and 12 paralegals in criminal justice administration & trial preparation.
  • Supervised administration of claims from inception through discovery, trial preparation, trials and appeals.
  • Conducted legal research and trial preparation; prepared motions, legal briefs, and appeals.
  • Worked closely with a team of investigators, interns and support staff for trial preparation.
  • Assisted criminal defense attorney in all facets of trial preparation and as a trial assistant.
  • Handled all trial preparation, including preparation of all trial documents and lay/expert witnesses.
  • Managed all trial preparation and tried all cases to verdict and perfected all appeals.
  • Draft motions and handle all aspects of written discovery and trial preparation.
  • Assist junior attorneys in trial preparation and conducting hearings and trials.
  • Conduct interviews, trial preparation, and legal research.
  • Assist less experienced attorneys in trial preparation.
  • Conducted all trial preparation which included meetings with experts who were board certified in neurology, orthopedics, radiology and osteopathy.
  • Handled or assisted in all phases of litigation, from discovery, and pre-trial preparation to trial.

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18. Wrongful Death

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Here's how Wrongful Death is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Managed, processed and litigated a wide variety of civil, personal injury, wrongful death and product liability claims.
  • Managed and advanced a high volume personal injury, wrongful death and social security disability law practice.
  • Litigate personal injury, negligence or wrongful death matters.
  • Fire claims, multiple wrongful death claims.
  • Busy personal injury and wrongful death practice involving extensive pre-suit and litigation work including numerous jury trials.
  • Defended ownership of a manufacturing company in negligence action (personal injury/wrongful death regarding dust explosion).

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19. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Represent plaintiffs in personal injury claims and real estate including drafting contracts and lease agreements and landlord/tenant disputes.
  • Advised corporate clients in high-profile personal injury, real estate, labor and business disputes.
  • Practice also included Social Security Disability, Probate, Domestic Relations and Real Estate.
  • Litigated cases involving real estate, commercial transactions, and personal injuries.
  • Researched and wrote an overview of real estate law for employee training.
  • Conducted trials ranging from real estate transactions to personal injury lawsuits.
  • Assisted with administrative hearings before the Department of Real Estate.

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20. Property Damage

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Here's how Property Damage is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Experienced in Plaintiff s and Defense bodily injury and property damage litigation including litigation on behalf of insurance carriers.
  • Represented developers, homeowners, condominium associations, retailers, and commercial property clients for property damage lawsuits.
  • Represented insureds in defense of moderate to high exposure bodily injury and property damage claims.
  • Handled all aspects of insurance defense litigation including property damage, and bodily injury actions.
  • Represent Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its insureds in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits.
  • Handled up to 50 general liability cases, including personal injury and property damage.
  • Represented Liberty Mutual in insurance coverage litigation and property damage subrogation actions.
  • Specialized in handling large property damage claims, including Evergreen School District, Petaluma School District and Corona School District.
  • Conduct trials, arbitrations and depositions in the defense of personal injury, product liability and property damage cases.
  • Headed up subrogation dpt.on large property damage claims.

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21. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Researched and drafted numerous criminal appeals and performed oral arguments in defense thereof.
  • Appeared at specialty hearings including 50H hearings, DMV compliance hearings, framed issue hearings and oral arguments on various motions.
  • Drafted pleadings and motions, attended and argued oral arguments in Superior and Federal Courts across the state.
  • Frequent court appearances including oral arguments on suppression hearings, arguments on motions, and case conferences.
  • Prepared and presented oral arguments at pretrial motions, as well as examine and cross-examine witnesses.
  • Performed oral arguments before trial and appellate court judges and before trial juries.
  • Conducted bench and jury trials, prepared documents and presented oral arguments.
  • Drafted appellate briefs and presented oral arguments in state appellate courts.
  • Presented oral arguments before the court and administrative agencies.
  • Presented oral arguments before U.S. Court of Appeals.
  • Handled oral arguments and trials.
  • Drafted motions and participated in oral arguments for dispositive or discovery hearings.
  • Authored and presented oral arguments and steered comprehensive legalresearch.
  • Presented written and oral arguments for individuals faced with criminal charges, including fraud and cyber crimes.
  • Represent clients at oral arguments for summary judgment, pretrial conferences,mediations, high-low binding arbitrations and trial.

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22. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted trials, preliminary hearings, depositions, and appeared in general court hearings.
  • Attended all types of court hearings, as needed.
  • Handled mediations, court hearings and hundreds of expert and non-expert depositions prior to trial.
  • Attended and participated in court hearings, pre-trial conferences, depositions and trials.
  • Represented plaintiffs during litigation, including attending depositions and court hearings, and completing written discovery.
  • Verified and authenticated the validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved its integrity for court hearings.

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23. Appellate Briefs

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Here's how Appellate Briefs is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Researched and drafted appellate briefs in complex construction litigation.
  • Prepared appellate briefs and argued before the 1st and 2nd Departments of the Appellate Division.
  • Write Appellate briefs on No-Fault issues, including outstanding verification and sufficiency of affidavits.
  • Drafted and argued all necessary motions relevant to each case, including appellate briefs.
  • Prepared and reviewed trial and appellate briefs and presented appellate arguments.
  • Drafted and submitted appellate briefs for abuse and neglect cases.
  • Drafted appellate briefs to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
  • Drafted appellate briefs, responses, and motions.
  • Prepared pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs.
  • Write 3-4 appellate briefs annually.
  • prepared and conducted all trials, performed client consultations, conducted depositions, researched and prepared pleadings, motions and appellate briefs
  • Researched and wrote over 60 appellate briefs with accompanying motions and legal memoranda.
  • Prepared appellate briefs in opposition to appeals from superior court rulings.
  • Conducted examinations before trial, arbitrations, framed issue hearings, trials, mediations, motion practice and appellate briefs.

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24. Deposition Summaries

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Here's how Deposition Summaries is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Reviewed discovery production and prepared deposition summaries and written discovery requests.
  • Reviewed deposition transcripts; drafted deposition summaries and highlights.
  • Prepared of trial and cross-examination notebooks, deposition summaries.
  • Conducted depositions for all assigned cases and prepared deposition summaries.
  • Reviewed Deposition Transcripts and formulated Deposition Summaries.
  • Prepared of trial and cross-examination notebooks, deposition summaries.

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25. Construction Defect

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Here's how Construction Defect is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Manage defense construction defect litigation, representing subcontractors throughout Northern California counties for AIG Insurance Company as Staff Counsel.
  • Evaluated initial file for exposure directed and executed all discovery in commercial and residential construction defect cases.
  • Defended subcontractors in complex construction defect litigation involving residential and commercial construction projects.
  • Engaged in civil litigation with emphasis in construction defect litigation.
  • Represented clients in insurance coverage opinions and related disputed, personal injury, product liability, and construction defect cases.
  • Practice areas included construction defect, bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, product liability, and contracts.
  • Completed in excess of 1,500 depositions of parties, witnesses and experts in both bodily injury and construction defect.
  • Involved with construction defects, personal injury, contract dispute, products liability, collections and landlord/tenant cases.
  • Practice areas included personal injury, construction defect, insurance coverage, first and third party representation.
  • General Liability Insurance Defense, Homeowners Association Defense, Construction Defect, Best Practices, and Compliance
  • Created Construction Defect section within the law firm designed to represent national insurance company clients.
  • Practiced in the areas of insurance defense, construction defect, and commercial litigation.
  • Have tried five jury matters; four bodily injury and one construction defect.
  • Hired and mentored 3 senior trial attorneys within the Construction Defect Unit.
  • Managed the Construction Defect unit including attorneys, paralegals and clerical staff.
  • Handled construction defect, general tort, and insurance coverage cases.
  • Head of construction defect unit in Glendale.
  • Handled real estate, PI, products, asbestos, construction defects, complex IP, M&A cases.
  • Handled all phases of a case load of various commercial litigation and personal injury matters focusing primarily on construction defect litigation.

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26. General Liability

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Here's how General Liability is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Acted as in-house counsel defending Liberty Mutual Insureds in auto liability and general liability matters.
  • Specialized in general liability litigation with emphasis on negotiating settlements and handling jury trials.
  • Defended General Liability and Workers' Compensation cases in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.
  • Defended commercial general liability cases involving regional and international companies.
  • Defend general liability cases from inception through final disposition.
  • Guided tort and general liability litigation issues.
  • Managed the defense of state workers' compensation, personal injury and general liability cases.
  • Handle general liability trials and appeals, including automobile, premises, and Labor Law.
  • Case load included toxic torts, products liability and general liability.
  • Handled general liability trials and appeals.
  • Handle from inception to conclusion general liability, motor vehicle accident, subrogation, workers' compensation.
  • Handled arbitrations and mediations in motor vehicle and general liability matters.
  • Defended a variety of general liability cases venued in Eastern LA, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.
  • Obtained plaintiff's verdict for [ ] in general liability action Renee Alford v. Raval Flanders, et.

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27. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • General Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcy representation.
  • Managed a practice portfolio of Chapter 11 small business bankruptcy cases in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
  • Implemented questionnaire to be used at 341 meeting of creditors and various standardized forms to be used in bankruptcy cases.
  • Managed and conducted complex employee benefits litigation in United States District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts and Courts of Appeal.
  • Reviewed, researched, drafted and submitted statements and objections pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code and other applicable laws.
  • Limited appearances in bankruptcy court for relief from stays; represented large banks in post foreclosure evictions.
  • Represented the Internal Revenue Service in tax controversy matters, including refund suits and bankruptcy cases.
  • General Practice Firm practice with emphasis in Negligence Practice, Matrimonial, Bankruptcy and Commercial laws.
  • Prepared proofs of claim for agency and assisted Department of Justice in contested vendor bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Conducted review of clients' finances to determine bankruptcy in their best interest.
  • Provided representation in Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
  • Represented Secured Creditors in complex Bankruptcy proceedings from pre- litigation, through discovery and trial.
  • Selected Results: Provided recommendations on bankruptcy case reporting required by the office to the Executive Office of the U.S.
  • Key Achievements: Represented the State of Arizona in In Re Asarco, the largest environmental bankruptcy in the United States.

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28. Labor Relations

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Here's how Labor Relations is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Negotiated several successful Severance Agreements, representing both individuals and business entities in the areas of employee/employer labor relations.
  • Represented Unions in grievance arbitration forums created pursuant to collective bargaining agreements and before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Practice focuses solely on management-side labor and employment law, including public- and private-sector labor relations.
  • Provided advice regarding labor relations/collective bargaining issues.
  • Associate attorney specializing in labor relations and employment law.
  • Defended municipality client before the Illinois Labor Relations Board.

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29. Criminal Investigations

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Here's how Criminal Investigations is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Advise military commanders and law enforcement agents on criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Advised Criminal Investigations Command (C.I.D.
  • Provide counsel to clients and senior management in support of policy matters and legal strategy for management of criminal investigations.
  • Investigated complex fact patterns by interviewing victims, witnesses and police officers in criminal investigations.
  • Participated in over 1000 hours of actual criminal investigations involving felonies and misdemeanor crimes.
  • Managed all phases of criminal investigations including grand jury subpoenas and witness testimony.

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30. Employment Laws

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Here's how Employment Laws is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Provide preventive counseling to employers involving issues arising under various federal and state employment laws and administrative regulations.
  • Reviewed and extracted pertinent information from company records for an employment lawsuit against a major national corporation
  • Investigated allegations of employee misconduct and potential violations of state and federal employment laws.
  • Investigated/litigated complaints alleging violations of consumer laws and employment laws.
  • Advised businesses in modification and implementation of policies to effect compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  • Advised Senior Management regarding compliance with federal employment laws.

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31. Bodily Injury Claims

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Here's how Bodily Injury Claims is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Defended insurers, corporations and individuals against higher exposure bodily injury claims.

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32. Litigation Support

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Here's how Litigation Support is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Managed and coordinated all litigation support aspects of individual cases as assigned.
  • Maintain and update computerized litigation support systems for assigned caseloads.
  • Directed and implemented litigation support systems.
  • Supervised litigation support staff, managed all law office functions, and responsibility for the growth of the firm's clientele.
  • Provided day-to-day litigation support for a firm specializing in professional negligence, including medical malpractice and nursing home negligence.
  • Provide litigation support in matters involving civil negligence and product liability, malpractice, medical, bankruptcy and civil discovery.

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33. Allstate

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Here's how Allstate is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Handled litigation files from the inception of litigation filed against Allstate's insureds through the resolution of the case.
  • Defended personal and commercial insured's of Allstate and State Farm Insurance Companies in state court.
  • Served as Staff Counsel for Allstate Policyholders in Philadelphia County.
  • Represent Allstate, Encompass, Esurance, and its clients in litigation involving PIP and 3rd party claims.
  • Defend Allstate insureds in all phases of tort litigation in State and Federal Courts.

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34. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted examinations under oath of health care providers and claimants requiring extensive review of medical records.
  • Reviewed medical records and conferred with expert physicians.
  • Reviewed medical records and cross-examined medical doctors.
  • Review medical records and consult with medical providers regarding the causal connection between the clients' injuries and the mechanism thereof.
  • Reviewed and abstracted relevant medical records while preparing the case for trial and/or evaluating the case for settlement purposes.
  • Subpoena billing records, medical records, depose and retain billing and health care experts.
  • Reviewed medical records, prepared medical chronologies and drafted demand letters along with exhibit lists.
  • Drafted complex medical malpractice Complaints after a review of large quantities of medical records.
  • Reviewed and drafted outlines of complainants medical records and other evidence.
  • Reviewed client medical records to substantiate legal claims.
  • Evaluated case value and evaluated medical records.
  • Published Understanding Medical Records, an article in a companywide publication, scheduled publication Spring of 2008.

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35. VII

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Here's how VII is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Represented group of minority police officers in Title VII employment discrimination claims against employer.
  • Trained corporate employers on identifying and preventing potential Title VII litigation, mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Represent employers in defense of employee-initiated actions under Title VII and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act.
  • Defended numerous federal agencies and employees in tort, Title VII and constitutional cases.
  • Deposed several class members in Title VII action against City of New York.
  • Defended corporation in Title VII sexual harassment suit from intake through settlement.

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36. PIP

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Here's how PIP is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Developed strong knowledge of PIP law.
  • Handled BI, UM/UIM and PIP matters.
  • Arbitrated PIP, Uninsured and Underinsured claims.

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37. Voir Dire

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Here's how Voir Dire is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared and executed: trial strategies, voir dire, opening and closing statements, trial exhibits, direct and cross-examination.
  • Conducted voir dire and in doing so I was able to communicate with people in various walks of life.
  • Conducted voir dire, made findings and sentencing arguments, and utilized experts to assist with forensic evidence.
  • Drafted and conducted voir dire, direct, and cross-examinations, including expert witnesses.
  • Prepare and conduct all phases of Voir Dire, Opening and Closing statements.
  • Argued motions, conducted voir dire and made findings' arguments.
  • Planned and conducted 27 jury trials from voir dire to summation.
  • Led all aspects of jury trials, including voir dire.

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39. Administrative Hearings

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Here's how Administrative Hearings is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Represented individuals in administrative hearings regarding employment claims.
  • Prepared case and represented clients in administrative hearings.
  • Represent clients in administrative hearings.
  • Represent my clients at administrative hearings.
  • Investigate and prosecute complaints of violations of Kansas insurance statutes and regulations in administrative hearings and District court proceedings as required.
  • Represent companies in a variety of legal matters including administrative hearings related to individual employee eligibility for unemployment and other benefits.

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40. DUI

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Here's how DUI is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Provided zealous representation to hundreds of indigent clients charged with crimes ranging from DUI to armed robbery in suburban Atlanta.
  • Represent persons accused of DUI at trial level in all judicial forums: federal; state; and municipal.
  • Handled various types of cases from DUI to armed robbery including several serious felony cases to verdict.
  • Collaborated with the Bell County Attorney's Office to establish a diversion program for first-time DUI offenders.
  • Handle a variety of misdemeanors including DUI, driving while license suspended and other infractions.
  • Experienced standard practice involvements in Family, Criminal, and Injury Law Specifically saw several ordinances containing DUI pleas

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41. Eeoc

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Here's how Eeoc is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Advised EEOC investigators and District Directors regarding investigative techniques and the legal implications of evidence uncovered.
  • Supported EEOC investigators and negotiated/mediated court ordered settlement agreements.
  • Represent plaintiffs in complex employment litigation cases in federal court and before administrative agencies including EEOC and MSPB.
  • Trained in EEOC RESOLVE dispute resolution process to mediate and arbitrate employment conflicts.
  • Advise DOL agencies on employment matters and litigate cases before the EEOC.
  • Represented the EEOC in all aspects of litigation, including trial.
  • Assist clients with the EEOC process and appeals for unemployment benefits.
  • Featured speaker in EEOC outreach Technical Assistance Program.
  • Worked with EEOC Investigators to assist claimants.
  • Drafted and prepared evidentiary reviews, presentation memorandums, advice memorandums to EEOC investigators and research memorandums.

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42. Indigent Clients

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Here's how Indigent Clients is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Provided passionate client-centered representation to indigent clients facing the death penalty in the heart of the death belt.
  • Provided legal services to indigent clients in a dynamic courtroom setting and tried more than ten jury trials.
  • Produced and developed strategies and arguments in preparation for the defense of indigent clients.
  • Provided legal services for indigent clients in criminal matters.
  • Represent indigent clients in federal district court.
  • Represented minor and adult indigent clients in misdemeanor and felony matters in Superior and Municipal Court throughout Los Angeles.

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43. Plea Agreements

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Here's how Plea Agreements is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Coordinated efforts with interested parties to ensure most-desired outcome for parties impacted by neglect and abuse that included negotiating plea agreements.
  • Reviewed case files, performed client interviews, and resolved cases through negotiated plea agreements and jury trials.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with assistant district attorneys to resolve cases for clients.
  • Negotiate plea agreements with defense attorneys.
  • Coordinate prosecution with indicted and unindicted cases in order to resolve cases through plea agreements or bench/jury trials.
  • Drafted applications for search and arrest warrants, indictments and informations, plea agreements, motions, and sentencing memoranda.

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44. Complex Cases

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Here's how Complex Cases is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Investigated complex cases where illegal aliens were suspected of filing fraudulent asylum applications.
  • Led successful trial litigation and achieved favorable resolution in numerous concurrent, complex cases with high risk and high potential liability.
  • Negotiated, mediated and arbitrated complex cases to successful resolution against top-tier plaintiffs' firms for primary and excess carriers.
  • Document review of complex cases dealing with traumatic injury, insurance, and medical issues.
  • Handled many complex cases and class actions in both state and federal court.
  • Managed heavy caseload of complex cases and cases with excess exposure.
  • Practiced and litigated complex cases in both Federal and State Courts.
  • Lead attorney on complex cases of national significance.
  • Managed senior partner's complex cases.

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46. Contract Disputes

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Here's how Contract Disputes is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Defended first and third party liability cases, coverage and contract disputes.
  • Litigated a full range of contract disputes involving multi-million dollar claims.
  • Assisted Chicago area firms, including global oil company, defending and prosecuting commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes.
  • Obtained successful outcomes in retaliatory wrongful discharge, product liability, insurance coverage disputes, commercial contract disputes and collections.
  • General civil included representation of plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil matters, primarily contract disputes.
  • Litigate civil actions involving personal injury and property damage, disability insurance coverage, and contract disputes.

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47. Preliminary Hearings

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Here's how Preliminary Hearings is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted preliminary hearings and argued several motions.
  • Conducted preliminary hearings at magisterial level.
  • Represented more than 1,000 clients at preliminary hearings.
  • Prosecuted crime as a trial attorney in the following divisions: misdemeanors, preliminary hearings, narcotics and general felonies.
  • Litigated hundreds of cases in both bench and jury trials.Conducted preliminary hearings throughout the County.
  • Negotiated plea bargains and tried misdemeanors and preliminary hearings.

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48. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Trial Attorney jobs:
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies.
  • Review, approvaland transmission of filings to courts and government agencies; preparation of pleadingsand documents related to court filings.
  • Represented wide variety of federal government agencies in civil litigation before U.S. District Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • Obtained information, forms and dates from the courts and other government agencies.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Trial Attorney

Pre-Trial Motions16.5%
Premises Liability12.3%
Personal Injury Cases9%
Counsel7.9%
Civil Litigation7.9%
Jury Instructions7.6%
Family Law4.9%
Legal Documents4.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Trial Attorney

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Pre-Trial Motions
Pre-Trial Motions
13.7%
13.7%
2
2
Premises Liability
Premises Liability
10.2%
10.2%
3
3
Personal Injury Cases
Personal Injury Cases
7.5%
7.5%
4
4
Counsel
Counsel
6.6%
6.6%
5
5
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
6.6%
6.6%
6
6
Jury Instructions
Jury Instructions
6.3%
6.3%
7
7
Family Law
Family Law
4.1%
4.1%
8
8
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
3.8%
3.8%
9
9
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
3.4%
3.4%
10
10
Numerous Cases
Numerous Cases
3.3%
3.3%
11
11
Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
3%
3%
12
12
Federal Courts
Federal Courts
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
Plaintiff
Plaintiff
2%
2%
14
14
Settlement Agreements
Settlement Agreements
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
Expert Witnesses
Expert Witnesses
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Law Firm
Law Firm
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
Trial Preparation
Trial Preparation
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Real Estate
Real Estate
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Property Damage
Property Damage
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Oral Arguments
Oral Arguments
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Court Hearings
Court Hearings
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Appellate Briefs
Appellate Briefs
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Deposition Summaries
Deposition Summaries
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Construction Defect
Construction Defect
1%
1%
26
26
General Liability
General Liability
1%
1%
27
27
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy
1%
1%
28
28
Labor Relations
Labor Relations
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Criminal Investigations
Criminal Investigations
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Employment Laws
Employment Laws
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Bodily Injury Claims
Bodily Injury Claims
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Litigation Support
Litigation Support
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Allstate
Allstate
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Medical Records
Medical Records
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
VII
VII
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
PIP
PIP
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Voir Dire
Voir Dire
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Legal Advice
Legal Advice
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Administrative Hearings
Administrative Hearings
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
DUI
DUI
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Eeoc
Eeoc
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Indigent Clients
Indigent Clients
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Plea Agreements
Plea Agreements
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Complex Cases
Complex Cases
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Legal Opinions
Legal Opinions
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Contract Disputes
Contract Disputes
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Preliminary Hearings
Preliminary Hearings
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
0.3%
0.3%

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