trial lawyer


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 As a 20-year trial lawyer, the judge called it pretty fairly. Jessica Wang,, 3 June 2022 His first job out of Georgetown Law had been as a trial lawyer for the Justice Department’s Land and Natural Resources Division. Kara Voght, The New Republic, 31 May 2022 In later proceedings in federal court, his lawyers argued that his trial lawyer had failed to investigate or present evidence about his intellectual and developmental disabilities that might have prompted the jury to show leniency. Adam Liptak,, 23 May 2022 He was sentenced to death in 1998, but the Missouri Supreme Court tossed the sentence due to errors by Deck's trial lawyer. CBS News, 4 May 2022 Andrey Spektor, partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, is a criminal defense attorney, trial lawyer, and appellate advocate. Andrey Spektor, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2022 Montecalvo worked as a trial lawyer with the US Justice Department in Washington, D.C., for four years, focusing on civil tax matters in federal courts before joining the Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office in 2004. Globe Staff,, 28 Apr. 2022 Todd's trial lawyer Stephen Hurley didn't call a forensic pathologist of his own to dispute the state's case but tried to create reasonable doubt during cross-examination. CBS News, 29 Jan. 2022 Mowla also unsuccessfully argued the appearance of impropriety as Hummel's trial lawyer now works for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, which convicted him. Juan A. Lozano And Michael Graczyk, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of trial lawyer

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Trial lawyer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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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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