One or more lawyers who
provide advice to or represent a particular client. In the singular, also
called a counselor. See also attorney
A lawyer appointed by a court to represent at the government’s
expense a criminal defendant who cannot afford to retain his or her own lawyer.
counsel of record
Same as attorney of record. See attorney
A lawyer or law firm that provides most or all of the legal
advice and representation utilized by a client, especially by one that is a
corporation or engages in business activities.
- A lawyer or law firm retained to provide advice or
representation on a particular matter when it would be a conflict of interest
for the client’s regular lawyers to do so.
- A lawyer
retained to conduct an unbiased investigation, especially one retained by a
governmental body to investigate employees or officers of that body for alleged
misconduct. See also prosecutor.
One or more lawyers who are employees of a business and provide
legal advice and representation only for that business.
When more than one lawyer or law firm is hired to represent a
party or parties in an action, especially in an action involving more than one
jurisdiction, or to represent various plaintiffs in a class action, the lawyer
or law firm that controls, coordinates, or manages the litigation and
represents the interests of the parties or class as a whole.
A lawyer licensed to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
or before a particular court who assists a lawyer who is not licensed, but who
has been given permission to provide advice and represent a client in an action
in that jurisdiction or before that court, with matters regarding the
application and interpretation of the local laws as well as with the local
court customs, practices, and rules.
- A lawyer who assists the attorney of record in a trial
or appeal with the preparation, management, or presentation of a
A lawyer who is connected to a law firm, such as a retired partner who
regularly provides advice, but who is not an associate, member, or partner of
A lawyer brought in to assist another lawyer or a law firm in a
matter requiring their special experience, knowledge, or skills or to serve as