Civil litigation is a criminal proceeding that includes real estate, personal injury and other civil cases, which are settled out of court. Defendants take plea and plaintiffs accept settlement. Litigation attorneys are professionals who prepare the cases for trial. They first investigate the case and collect all required data to be used as evidence before contacting the legal representative of the other party to reach a settlement.
In rare cases where the two parties fail to reach a settlement outside court, the litigator files the case with necessary motions and pleadings. This process is followed by summons to the defendant who is required to respond through a legal representative. Most of the litigation cases that go to court are settled at pretrial stage. However, further processes may involve appeal processes after a verdict is made.
About Karl Heideck
Karl Heideck is a professional litigator serving the greater Philadelphia area. The accomplished attorney is highly experienced in compliance and risk management. In addition, he has special research skills and vast knowledge on interrogation and negotiation. His broad skill-set also includes mediation, employment law, intellectual property and arbitration. Presently, he works as a contract attorney for Hire Counsel where he is responsible for reviewing discovery materials for banking litigation and complex securities fraud. Here, Karl Heideck specializes in cases related to acquisitions, transactions, liquidity positions and risk management.
From 2012 to 2014, Karl Heideck was working for Pepper Hamilton LLP as the project attorney. He reviewed materials for disposition/trial preparation, investigation and discovery for matters like white collar defense, pharmaceutical litigation and bankruptcy restructuring. In 2010, Karl Heideck worked as an associate at Conrad O’Brien where he represented both corporate and individual clients in commercial and complex litigation. Some of the cases that he handled involved SEC receivership, government investigation, white collar criminal defense and toxic tort defense. In addition, Karl was charged with the duty of drafting and filing pleadings, as well as researching and writing analytical memoranda. The litigator has a sound educational background. Karl Heideck graduated with a BA in English language and literature from the revered Swarthmore College in 2003. Moreover, Karl holds a J.D. from the esteemed Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law.