Speaking of roles ( refer to the Clarence Darrow quote):
Litigators litigate as much as possible in court proceedings. They throw paper. Trial lawyers view these preliminary proceedings as unwelcome hurdles on the way to the jury trial.
Litigators don't wax poetic about anything. They talk and write like affidavits. They snark.
Trial Lawyers live to champion the underdog. Give a Trial Lawyer a client with a true cause, a good fight, a deep pocket, a lime light, at least a chance at a fair trial -- he and the jury will save the republic.
One case at a time.