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What is a Trial Attorney?


You may have heard of a trial attorney, but do you really know what it is they do and the people they represent? A trial attorney can represent either a Plaintiff or Defendant or the “people.” Their job is to present a case and persuade the jury to see the facts of the case and display them in such a way that helps their client.

Any case in court is important and should be held in high regard. You want to find an attorney that knows the procedure and the law and can provide you with a real advantage when you are pleading your case to a jury.

A trial attorney that is going to persuade the jury must be credible and know what they are talking about. You can’t convince a jury of any wrongdoing or any facts if you do not believe your client and the facts as well.

Trial attorneys should constantly be learning and growing. The courtroom provides a high-pressure environment, and you need to be aware of the laws and procedures, and you need to analyze every aspect of the case.

There are a few key points that should be remembered if you are a trial attorney or are working toward becoming one:

1. Always be honest with yourself, the jury, and your client. You will not be successful if you lie, deceit, or cheat.
2. Always do what is ethical. Be sure you know the difference between what is right and what is wrong.
3. Your client is your number one focus. You are there to help your client in any way that you can. If you feel that you may be approaching a situation that could be considered a conflict of interest, then it is up to you to make the right decision so that your client is protected

Type of Cases a Trial Attorney May be Faced With

Trial attorneys try a multitude of different cases that can range from simple business or civil disputes to criminal cases and crime related matters. Trial lawyer education requirements typically include criminal law, courtroom law, property law, contract negotiation, constitutional law, ethics, torts, and civil and criminal procedures.

If a case was not settled in mediation, then a trial attorney will present the case in a courtroom in front of the judge and jury. Their job is to know the law and understand what it is they are prosecuting or defending. A good trial attorney is going to want to be learning constantly and they will chase down the facts and evidence and build up the strongest case that they possibly can.

A simple slip and fall case could go to court, and a trial attorney could be the one that represents an individual seeking a settlement. A trial attorney can help come up with numerous strategies concerning the case and may even be able to come up with ideas as to how to settle before the case is taken to court.

Most cases are time sensitive so it is important to seek legal counsel immediately so that they can begin to provide the defense for the particular case. Trial attorneys can help with any and all cases regarding DUI, theft crimes, federal crimes, and even violent crimes.

Everyone has the right to an attorney, and in most cases, it will be in your best interest to consult an attorney to help with your case especially if the case turns out to be complex and more complicated than originally thought. A good trial attorney will stand by their client and keep their best interests in mind and will do what they can to ensure that your rights are not being violated and you receive proper and professional representation.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

What is a Trial Attorney?

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