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

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 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trial lawyer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of trial lawyer

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about trial lawyer

Statistics for trial lawyer

Last Updated

16 May 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for trial lawyer

The first known use of trial lawyer was circa 1914

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for trial lawyer

trial lawyer

noun

Legal Definition of trial lawyer

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

More from Merriam-Webster on trial lawyer

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with trial lawyer

Comments on trial lawyer

What made you want to look up trial lawyer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a strong desire or propensity

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!