Our civil litigation attorneys are experts in all stages of civil lawsuits
Unlike criminal court, where crimes are prosecuted by the state, a lawsuit in civil court involves disputes between different people or businesses. The person bringing the lawsuit is the plaintiff or petitioner, and the party being sued is the defendant or respondent. Civil litigation can involve disputes over a variety of matters, including money damages for personal injuries, real estate issues, and business and contract disputes.
Civil litigation attorneys can assist parties at all stages of civil litigation, including investigation, drafting court papers, interviewing witnesses, gathering documents, and presenting evidence. Many civil cases are settled outside the courtroom, which means the parties reach an agreement on their own. If cases where they do not, the case may go to trial where a judge or jury will hear the evidence and make a decision.
A civil litigation attorney represents one or more parties to a lawsuit. In some cases, an insurance company may be sued for benefits. The insurance company may be required to hire a civil litigation attorney to defend the person being sued.