Litigation is the system of rules in place for opposing parties resolving their disputes within the court system. Litigation often starts when one party contacts a lawyer with their grievance against another party. How the case plays out from there varies but usually disputes are handled before being heard before a judge.
At the start of a case that involves litigation an attorney will send the other party a “demand letter” which outlines what their client expects them to do in order to resolve the case and avoid further legal action. Most disputes are negotiated between the parties to a resolution. If the parties still can’t resolve the dispute a lawsuit will be filed with a court and both parties can see all the evidence of the case through what is known as “discovery”. If the case proceeds without being resolved it will be heard before a judge who will decide the outcome of the case which can be appealed to a higher court.
Karl Heideck is an attorney in Philadelphia that specializes in banking litigation and securities fraud. Heideck works for Hire Counsel as a Contract Attorney works on issues surrounding banking transactions, risk management, liquidity positions. Karl Heideck has been a lawyer for 7 years after starting out as an Associate at the law firm Conrad O’Brien. He has also practiced the law at Pepper Hamilton LLP as a Project Attorney.
Some of the skills that Karl Heideck has developed as a lawyer are civil litigation, commercial litigation, legal writing, mediation, and legal writing. Karl Heideck earned his B.A. In English and Literature/Letters at Swarthmore College and his Juris Doctor at Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law where he graduated with honors.