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Civil Litigation Lawyers

Civil Litigation Lawyer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Litigation is the process of taking a case through the legal system. Civil litigation is a legal dispute involving two or more parties in which one party seeks the redress of a wrong via financial compensation, the cessation of a harmful activity, or repairs to a faulty product or structure, etc. These lawsuits involve a wide variety of areas such as personal injury, employment law, contractor claims, and medical malpractice. Civil litigation lawyers represent clients in trials, arbitrations, hearings, and mediations before federal, state, and local courts; administrative agencies; and other legal bodies. 

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Law Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Partner, or Solo Practitioner, or Law Professor, or Judge

Experienced Civil Litigation Lawyer


Intern or Clerk