Black’s Law Dictionary, the standard for my profession, defines “litigation” as “the process of carrying on a lawsuit”. This encompasses both civil and criminal law. Criminal law involves all cases where a government has charged a person and/or persons and/or an entity with the commission of a crime. Civil law is everything else, from corporations to contracts, landlord/tenant to domestic relations, personal injury to property law. Standing in line to register on my first day of law school I knew that I wanted to be a litigator. For this lawyer, litigation is the high point of the practice of law. I love being in court and tip my hat to all my clients who have provided me with the opportunity to serve them there.