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Types of Lawyers

The different types of lawyers and descriptions of each

There are really just two types of lawyers:

  1. Courtroom lawyers, also known as trial attorneys. They generally move forward with cases that go to trial, file and prepare all the necessary legal documents and paperwork.
  2. The other type of attorneys are what is known as “transactional attorneys”. Transactional lawyers make deals with opposing attorneys in order to keep the case from going to trial.

Below are the most common areas of legal practice and specializations of attorneys:

  • Litigation: These types of lawyers work to resolve disputes between opposition and usually represent the more established, and usually larger law firms.
  • Trial Lawyers: Trial attorneys are involved in business disputes and many (if not all) of these practice criminal law or personal-injury and similar negligent related areas of specialty.