trial lawyer


Definition of trial lawyer

: a lawyer who engages chiefly in the trial of cases before courts of original jurisdiction

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Assistant Attorney General Sean Locke told the court that Labrie’s trial lawyers did a good job, since their client was found not guilty on the charges of rape that would have carried a prison sentence of 30 years to 60 years. Michael Casey, The Seattle Times, "Prep school grad in sex assault case asks for new trial," 28 Nov. 2018 Utilities lobbied aggressively to eliminate that strict liability standard but lawmakers dropped the idea amid pressure from insurers, trial lawyers and fire victims. Jonathan J. Cooper, The Seattle Times, "Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law," 12 Nov. 2018 As if blowing money on lawsuits that enrich trial lawyers will lower drug prices. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Drug Price Bust," 18 Oct. 2018 Other trial lawyers, including T.J. Smith and Larry Jones, both of Louisville, say the Rawlings Group negotiated fair payments for their clients. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "'Bounty hunter' George Rawlings may be the richest Kentuckian you've never heard of," 5 Apr. 2018 Assisting Judge Kavanaugh in his practice sessions for the hearing is Beth Wilkinson, a seasoned trial lawyer. Peter Nicholas, WSJ, "Ford Will Testify on Allegations Against Kavanaugh Thursday," 24 Sep. 2018 Combative and unapologetic, Pruitt spoke with the rapid-fire delivery of a trial lawyer when outlining his policy positions or addressing audiences. Washington Post,, "Pruitt steps down as EPA head after ethics, management scandals," 6 July 2018 Thorpe; Norman; Thorpe’s brilliantly eccentric trial lawyer, George Carman Q.C ( Adrian Scarborough ); and Peter Bessell ( Alex Jennings )—none is more mysterious than that last. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘A Very English Scandal’ Review: Sex, Intrigue and Bunnies," 28 June 2018 The state Supreme Court ruled by a 4-3 margin in April that Skakel’s trial lawyer was so ineffective that his right to a fair trial was violated. Courant Staff Report,, "State Can Proceed In Appealing Skakel Decision To U.S. Supreme Court," 12 June 2018

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circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of trial lawyer

: a lawyer who engages chiefly in trying especially plaintiff's cases before courts of original jurisdiction

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