Civil litigation is a legal dispute arising between two or more parties for which the law provides relief. The remedies in civil litigation matters include money damages, specific performance, or injunction. An attorney whose practice focuses on civil litigation is typically referred to as a trial lawyer or litigator. Civil Litigators represent plaintiffs or defendants in hearings, trials, mediations, and arbitrations. Most hearings and trials occur in federal, state or local courts.
The civil litigation attorneys at 1LAW take pride in their superior interpersonal and negotiation skills and are often able to resolve matters before a trial becomes necessary. In the event that a trial becomes inevitable, our team of trial lawyers will be fully prepared to litigate the matter before a judge and jury.
Civil litigation refers to a broad range of legal disputes. Several types of civil litigation matters for which 1Law can provide legal assistance and representation include:
Civil litigation general begins when a client retains a civil litigation lawyer or law firm. The lawyer or law firm will investigate the matter and conduct legal research as to whether there is a cause of action for which the law provides a remedy. If the law provides a remedy for the cause of action, the attorney or law firm will file a complaint with the proper court. The opposing party will then file and serve an answer or response to the complaint where they will admit or deny the allegations and identify any defenses that may be available to them.
The parties to the action will then engage in the discovery process where information and documents will be exchanged and witnesses will be deposed. A settlement can be negotiated during any stage of the civil litigation process. The final stages are pre-trial conferences, trial, and potentially an appeal. Not every lawsuit goes through every stage of the litigation process. Most civil disputes settle prior to trial.
The civil litigation process can take several months to several years. Complex civil litigation matters often take years before settling or are decided before a judge or jury. Discovery is generally the longest stage of civil litigation.
The civil litigation attorneys at 1LAW are able to competently and zealously represent clients in the most difficult and complex civil litigation matters. We care about our clients and recognize there is a lot at stake. We will listen and research your issue so that we are able to provide you with sound legal advice that you can rely on. That is why the attorneys at 1Law have been recognized as top trial lawyers.
Many cases are won or lost before a jury ever sees the case. Preliminary aspects of the case such as discovery and motion practice often make or break your case. 1LAW attorneys are dedicated to rigorous pretrial practice and discovery to explore all facts and potential sources of recovery or defense on you behalf.