a courtroom lawyer.
1. attorney, counsel, counselor, lawyer, litigator ; 2. litigant, litigator. Unabridged
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litigate (ˈlɪtɪˌɡeɪt)
1.  to bring or contest (a claim, action, etc) in a lawsuit
2.  (intr) to engage in legal proceedings
[C17: from Latin lītigāre, from līt-, stem of līs lawsuit + agere to carry on]

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Word Origin & History

agent noun from L. litigare (see litigation).
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Example sentences
Soon after, he joined his father's firm as a civil and criminal litigator.
Cuevas is experienced as a litigator and as a transactional lawyer.
He also practiced law as a litigator in private practice for several years.
Appellant further agreed to be determined a vexatious litigator.
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