Litigation is the process of resolving disputes through a court system. The types of cases involved in litigation can be tort cases, eviction proceedings, and contested divorces among others. The large majority of cases never get resolved in a courtroom but rather are settled through negotiation before the case reaches that point.
Typically, people will discuss a matter that might end in litigation between themselves. If that does not resolve the matter one party can file a lawsuit against the other. The attorney that they hired will file a “demand letter” with the other party which describes to them what the first party expects to be done to resolve the matter before further legal action happens. The other party can accede, offer to do less than what is requested, or refuse altogether. Due to the expense of a lawsuit and the uncertainty of what the outcome will be many people resolve the matter at this point through negotiation.
An experienced litigator in Philadelphia is Karl Heideck who works as a Contract Attorney at Grant & Eisenhofer, PA. His specialties include banking litigation and securities fraud. Heideck started his legal career in January 2010 as an Associate at the law firm Conrad O’Brien. He quickly advanced and within a year he was a Project Attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP where he worked for 3 1/2 years. Among the cases he handled at this law firm was litigating in government investigations, bankruptcy cases, pharmaceutical lawsuits, and white collar defense.
In 2009 Carl Heideck earned his J..D., Law at Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law. Among his educational accomplishments was making the Dean’s List in his last year. Prior to this he earned his bachelor’s degree at Swarthmore College in English Language and Literature/Letters.