A litigator is the lawyer who represents defendants and plaintiffs before judges in civil court cases. They handle the process of bringing a case to court and seeing it through to its conclusion. There are several phases of a court case that they handle which includes pre-trial, discovery (where each side investigates the facts of a case and gathers evidence), as well as arguing their client’s case in the trial itself. After the trial is complete the litigator also handles the settlement of the case. Also, if the other side files an appeal, than the litigator will handle that as well.
Karl Heideck is an attorney that specializes in litigation as well as compliance and risk management. He obtained his Bachelors in English Language and Literature/Letters from Swarthmore College. Karl Heideck than went on to obtain his JD., Law from James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. While at Temple University Karl made the Dean’s List of 2009.
Upon graduation Karl got his first work experience as an Associate at Conrad O’Brien. In this job he worked in various roles as a litigator, including handling cases of white collar crime and government investigations. He was able to use this experience to gain a position at Pepper Hamilton LLP as a Project Attorney. In this litigation role Karl Heideck also handled government investigation and white collar defense in addition to such things as bankruptcy cases and pharmaceutical litigation.
After four years Karl Heideck was able to parlay his years of litigation experience into being a Contract Attorney at national law firm Grant & Eisenhofer, PA. In this position Karl focuses on the discovery phase for court cases involving complex securities fraud and banking litigation. Karl Heideck has now been licensed in General Practice for eight years in good standing.