trial lawyer

noun
a lawyer who specializes in appearing before trial courts.

Origin:
1910–15

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Example sentences
His career as a trial lawyer had taught him never to rise to provocation.
His life-story loomed large because the dashing former trial lawyer was short
  of both substance and political experience.
The former trial lawyer with the anti-corporate rhetoric does have some things
  going for him.
If he thinks that was good for the economy, he must be a trial lawyer.
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