[NEED LEGAL HELP?] Call our 24/7 Helpline: 1-866-723-4855


Definition - What does Litigator mean?

A litigator is a lawyer who represents clients in litigation. Litigation is a series of legal procedures, which can include jury or non-jury trials. Litigation exists to help resolve legal conflicts.

The client who the litigator represents is called the litigant; litigants can be defendants or plaintiffs in a lawsuit.

Justipedia explains Litigator

Typically, litigants pay litigators for their services and expertise. However, if a defendant cannot afford a litigator to represent them through litigation, then the court will appoint one to him or her.

In order to be a litigator, an attorney must be fully qualified and must have passed the bar exam in the state of relevance. Litigators are often part of a larger legal team that can be used by a client to help him or her deal with the legal issues at hand.

Connect with us

Justipedia on Linkedin
Justipedia on Linkedin
"Justipedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Justipedia's Free Newsletter!