What Is Civil Litigation?
When two or more parties become embroiled in a legal dispute seeking money or another specific reward rather than criminal sanctions, civil litigation is the result. They must instead head to the courtroom for trial so a judge or jury can decide the matter.
We represent clients across a broad spectrum of associated proceedings, including pretrial hearings and depositions, as well as arbitration or mediation before administrative agencies or court personnel. Arbitration and mediation are processes that direct the parties toward settlement without the time and expense of going to court.
Civil litigation can be loosely defined as a legal process in which criminal charges and penalties are not at issue.
Types of Civil Litigation
Civil litigation encompasses a broad range of disputes, and litigators generally specialize in one or two specific practice areas. Several common areas include: