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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And in North Carolina, a boyish trial lawyer with jury-pleasing charm (John Edwards) knocked off Lauch Faircloth, a GOP senator who played a backstairs role in getting Kenneth Starr appointed as independent counsel. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "1998 Was a Seinfeld Election—Not an Impeachment Referendum," 6 June 2019 But labor unions and trial lawyers are pushing state legislators in Alabama and elsewhere to change longstanding rules governing franchise arrangements, upending the business model and hurting companies, customers and communities. David Barr, WSJ, "Franchisees Like Me Are in Union Crosshairs," 24 May 2019 Mike Danko, a California trial lawyer who represents victims of the Tubbs Fire and other wildfires, said the Tubbs blaze accounts for a substantial percentage of the litigation resulting from the 2017 fires. Katherine Blunt, WSJ, "PG&E Shares Jump After California Clears Company in 2017 Blaze," 24 Jan. 2019 Unions and trial lawyers argued that the NLRA’s protection of workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively extended to class actions. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Silicon Valley’s Supreme Salvation," 26 Sep. 2018 In 2016 just two people were paid by the fund and only one person was paid last year, according to state statistics cited in End's trial lawyer's brief. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Should a woman who lost four limbs to malpractice collect more than $750,000 for her suffering?," 17 Apr. 2018 The Court’s liberals are typically sympathetic to trial lawyers, though Justices Kennedy and Thomas appear to have joined for federalism reasons. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Fighting a Tort Plague," 6 Jan. 2019 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

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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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