Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.” Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts. The role of the civil litigation professional is challenging and diverse. Since civil litigation is an adversarial process, litigation attorneys and paralegals must be willing to assume an oppositional position and embrace conflict and controversy. Civil litigation attorneys and paralegals often work long hours, especially during trial, and perform occasional travel.
Disagreements happen, and if the parties to a dispute cannot reach a mutually agreeable solution, then they may have to turn to the courts for help resolving their disagreement. Civil litigation can be used to resolve all sorts of conflicts, from personal injury cases to contract disputes, from disagreements between neighbors to contested wills. But don’t head to court on your own. Whether you’re an individual or a small business, defendant or plaintiff, you need the advice and guidance of a litigator who has experience with all aspects of civil litigation. Your attorney can prepare and file the lawsuit while continuing to try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement. And if the disagreement can’t be resolved amicably, your lawyer can work with you to develop a strategy, represent you in court and advocate on your behalf during the civil trial.
In litigation, there is no substitute for having skillful and experienced trial counsel. Our long history of products liability litigation has given our attorneys a national reputation in trying cases across the United States. This experience has equipped our lawyers to handle complex tort cases involving a wide variety of parties, including manufacturers and distributors of industrial, medical, retail, and recreational products. At Law firm BARAM & KAISER, ESQS, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers have experience in insurance defense, personal injury litigation, complex commercial litigation, business litigation, claims related to commercial lending, insurance coverage, fraud litigation, and real estate litigation.