By definition, litigation is the legal procedure for resolving disputes. These disputes are classified as civil case proceedings with a litigator acting on behalf of their clients using initial discovery evidence to determine if there’s grounds to take the case further. When a civil case does proceed to trial, there are two parties. One identified as the plaintiff, initiates the legal action and the defendant, the party accused of wrongdoing in some form or capacity. In some cases “the state is the plaintiff, but the accused party is always referred to as, the “defendant.”
A litigator, such as Karl Heideck, is the official title given to an individual who is trained to legally rectify cases involving civil proceedings. Another name for litigator is: trial lawyer or trial attorney. So what kind of education is required to become a litigator? Well, first a person must undergo an extensive course of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree; preferably in English, Political Science or any other field closely associated, such as paralegal studies. Common specialization areas for litigators include: Employment and labor disputes, personal injury and medical malpractice claims, landlord and tenant disputes, environment and product liability claims, anti-trust and real estate lawsuits, and compliance risk management.
Karl Heideck is a litigator based in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania specializing in compliance risk management and commercial and civil litigation. He attended Swarthmore College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. As a litigator, Karl Heideck (@karl_like_marx) is skilled in all phases of civil law. Additionally, he has experience and advanced skills in intellectual property lawsuits, legal research and writing, and corporate lawsuits and civil proceedings.
Currently, Karl Heideck is a litigator with Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia. The fact that he attended Swarthmore College says a great deal about the type of individual who chooses to pursue a career in litigation. Swarthmore is located in Pennsylvania and it is known as being a very difficult school to gain acceptance to. In fact, the school is often referred to as having extremely “selective” criteria. Heideck gained an advantage over others in his career field right away with completion of his undergraduate studies. He is finding a way to stay active with his law school by maintaining a professional affiliation with the Temple Rome Alumni Association.
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