defense attorney
n.
An attorney who normally represents defendants in lawsuits.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


defense attorney
The attorney representing the defendant in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution. Attorneys who regularly represent clients in civil lawsuits are often called "plaintiffs' attorneys."
Category: Accidents & Injuries
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Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

defense attorney
n.
   1) the attorney representing the defendant in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution.
   2) a lawyer who regularly represents defendants who have insurance and who is chosen by the insurance company.
   3) a lawyer who regularly represents criminal defendants. Attorneys who regularly represent clients in actions for damages are often called "plaintiff's attorneys."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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