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What is the Difference Between a Litigator and an Attorney?

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A "lawyer" or "attorney" is a general term most people use when referring to a business professional with the legal expertise to represent clients in a courtroom. Many people don't know that lawyers and attorneys can specialize in various areas, including:

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Litigation
  • Tax
  • Personal Injury
  • Trust Litigation
  • Civil Bankruptcy
  • Divorce
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Criminal
  • Other Legal Matters

The role of a lawyer or attorney can vary depending on the jurisdiction. However, they are primarily responsible for providing legal representation, advice, and assistance to their clients, drafting legal documents such as wills or deeds, and arguing their client's cases before a court of law.

What is a Litigator?

Litigators are often also referred to as courtroom or trial lawyers. A litigator has a specific role that is primarily and often solely dedicated to preparing and presenting arguments before a court of law and debating legal disputes on their client's behalf. A litigator's time may sometimes include investigation, trials, settlements, and appeals. They are also likely to:

  • Represent plaintiffs or defendants
  • Spend a lot of time arguing in cases in court
  • Handle any legal issue that may arise and requires an appearance in court

Why Is Choosing the Right Type of Attorney so Important?

It is incredibly beneficial to ensure you are hiring the correct type of attorney for your legal needs. Doing so will ensure that you are represented by a professional with an adequate level of expertise in the area you need and that your case has the best chance of success.

We Can Help

Here at Vernon Litigation Group, our team of Naples litigation attorneys serves clients across Southwest Florida and the U.S. in various legal areas. Our firm is always dedicated to offering clients the help they need and the service they deserve. Please don't feel like you have to fight your legal battles alone because we are here to help.

Contact us today at (239) 319-4434 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation with a member of our team where we can discuss the details of your case.