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What does litigator mean?
A litigator is a lawyer, especially one who specializes in civil cases.
To litigate is to engage in a legal proceeding, such as a lawsuit. It can mean to bring a lawsuit or to contest one. The word especially refers to what litigators do in such a proceeding.
Less commonly, litigator can refer to a person engaged in a lawsuit. However, a more common word for this is litigant.
The process of engaging in a legal proceeding is called litigation. To be in litigation typically means to be engaged in a civil legal proceeding (as opposed to a criminal one, in which one is said to be on trial).
Example: He was a prominent litigator in the ’80s before he became a prosecutor.
Where does litigator come from?
The first records of the word litigator come from the early 1900s. It ultimately derives from the Latin verb lītigāre, meaning “to go to law,” from līt- (a stem of līs, meaning “lawsuit”) and agere, “to carry on.”
Litigators litigate, and litigating often takes the form of carrying on a lawsuit. Litigation is often expensive and time-consuming (which might be good for the litigators but not so much for their clients). For this reason, people often try to avoid litigation when they’re on the wrong end of a lawsuit. Some choose to go through arbitration, which is a process in which a third party helps to settle the dispute.
Those who do engage in litigation and present their cases in court can still agree to settle before a decision is reached by the court—meaning they agree to stop litigating and come to a deal on their own (though often still with the help of the litigators).
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Litigator is a common way of referring to lawyers who work on civil cases, especially lawsuits.
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As one who started out as a litigator, I am aware that the pains and challenges that I faced in that capacity have continued to plague our colleagues who ply their trade in the courtrooms.
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— Olumide Akpata (@OlumideAkpata) June 25, 2020
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How to use litigator in a sentence
By 2001, still shy of her 30th birthday, she was working as a litigator in an office just across the street from the World Trade Center.In the shadow of the towers: Five lives and a world transformed|Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet|September 2, 2021|Washington Post
He returned to work last Monday as a corporate litigator but needs midday naps.They’re called mild cases. But people with breakthrough covid can still feel pretty sick.|Fenit Nirappil|August 31, 2021|Washington Post
As the Civil Rights Movement picked up in the 1950s, litigators began to invoke Section 1983 more frequently.The Debate Over Qualified Immunity Is at the Heart of Police Reform. Here’s What to Know|Madeleine Carlisle|June 3, 2021|Time
Within a year, at age 28, he took on the Sheppard case in Ohio, and his reputation as a criminal litigator was assured.F. Lee Bailey, defense lawyer for the famous and infamous, dies at 87|Paul W. Valentine|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
She said as a litigator, every year she was tired of meeting with clients and informing them of new laws and how they hurt their businesses and their workers.Even Deeper in the Wilderness, San Diego Republicans Face Major Choice|Scott Lewis|November 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As a former litigator, he is a master at shaping arguments to persuade.The Outside Game of Justice Scalia, a Loner With Clout|David Fontana|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A former litigator, he has been known to choose his words carefully and with great regard for any potential legal implications.The NBA’s War With Donald Sterling Is Just Getting Started|Robert Silverman|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kelly, on the other hand, has that irresistible litigator-next-door allure.Is Megyn Kelly Pushing Sean Hannity Out of Fox News Primetime?|Lloyd Grove|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The iconic litigator, glorified by Julia Roberts in a 2000 movie, was arrested for drunkenly handling a boat this weekend.The Messy Truth About Erin Brockovich|Eliza Shapiro|June 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Democrats had a courtroom squad in place that included David Boies, a high-profile New York litigator.Bill Daley Asks: Is Obama Campaign Ready for Recounts?|James Warren|July 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST