While a lawyer may describe himself as a litigator, this does not mean they are trial lawyers. The distinction is important.
A litigator may be all right to handle preliminary matters, like a hearing or mediation in an effort to settle the case. However the closer they get to trial the more desperate they become to settle the case because they don't have the skills necessary to take the case to trial. Of course any case can be settled if you are willing to give away enough of what is rightfully yours to the other side.
The trial lawyer is the one who actually prepares the case and goes to trial, that is to say the one who handles the critical parts of the case, examining witnesses and arguing to the court. The trial lawyer familiarizes himself with every aspect of the case every important detail, the parties, the facts of the case, the personalities, strengths and weaknesses of the witnesses. The trial lawyer must also posses a thorough knowledge of the substantive law that governs the case, and the set of complicated rules that govern the conduct of the trial.
A trial lawyer takes the facts of your case be they good, bad, or ugly, and presents them in a way that best supports your position, to a judge and jury.
When you consider hiring a law firm to handle your case you should know from the outset whether he is a trial lawyer who will personally handle your case from start to finish and will conduct the trial, if that is required.
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