trial lawyer

noun

Definition of trial lawyer

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

Examples of trial lawyer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ted Koskoff taught himself how to be a trial lawyer by picking up cases his colleagues disdained, became a prominent trial attorney and eventually, president of the American Trial Lawyers Association and its Connecticut affiliate. Anne M. Hamilton, courant.com, "Extraordinary Life: Michael Koskoff made a career of fighting for social justice and equality," 6 Oct. 2019 West’s trial lawyers presented the evidence at his trial in 1995, but he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Matt Bevin pardons man who says controversial police detective framed him in killings," 12 Dec. 2019 Syed argued that his trial lawyer had been ineffective in not calling an alibi witness. BostonGlobe.com, "Supreme Court acts in campaign finance and libel cases - The Boston Globe," 26 Nov. 2019 Their argument centered on the way the Maryland court reviewed the evidence of Syed's trial lawyer's actions when not following up with the potential alibi. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court won't hear appeal for new trial in 'Serial' case. What's next for Adnan Syed?," 26 Nov. 2019 Syed's lawyers had argued that his trial lawyer's failure to investigate an alibi witness violated his right to competent legal representation. CBS News, "Supreme Court rejects appeal from Adnan Syed, who was featured in "Serial" podcast," 25 Nov. 2019 Nationally renowned trial lawyer Mark Lanier was set to give openings along with co-counsel Don Migliori. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Here’s where opioid litigation stands after Cuyahoga, Summit counties reach $260 million settlement," 22 Oct. 2019 Bill Pullman is the Bilott team’s showboating West Virginia trial lawyer, who celebrates success in the courtroom by snapping his suspenders with satisfaction. David Sims, The Atlantic, "A Chilling True Story of Corporate Indifference," 22 Nov. 2019 The attorneys are again urging justices to find that Syed’s trial lawyer failed him by not calling an alibi witness. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Adnan Syed case: Defense attorneys push for Supreme Court to take the case," 5 Nov. 2019

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circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Trial lawyer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trial%20lawyer. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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trial lawyer

noun

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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