General Civil Litigation

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What is Civil Litigation?

Civil litigation generally includes all disputes which are formally submitted to a court, about any subject in which one party is claimed to have committed a wrong, but not a crime. Civil litigation takes many forms depending on the type of case. But in general, this is the legal process most people think of when the word "lawsuit" is used. A typical lawsuit begins with filing a complaint in court; the other party gets notice of the complaint and an opportunity to answer; there may be opportunities for both parties to "discover" what each one intends to present as evidence at a trial; and a trial is then scheduled.


Litigation Is Not Always Needed

Not all civil disputes warrant a trial. Indeed, many civil disputes can be resolved without a trial. Obtaining the proper legal advice from your attorney can be the difference between resolving a civil dispute amicably and needlessly wasting valuable resources on unnecessary and protracted litigation. An experienced attorney knows that litigation is seldom in your best interest. As such, they strive to think "outside the box" and to generate creative cost effective solutions to attempt to quickly resolve your civil dispute. In the civil litigation department, an experienced attorney will always initially seek to resolve your civil dispute short of litigation.


Sometimes Litigation Is Needed

However, not all civil disputes can be resolved without litigation. Despite your best efforts to resolve your dispute without litigation, sometimes a trial is necessary. When litigation is necessary, you should always select an attorney who will be fully prepared to aggressively advocate for your position in court; one who will represent you the same way they would want to be represented themselves. When you contact the civil litigation department of our law firm, you can expect the same commitment to excellence Marc J. Victor has delivered throughout his legal career. You can expect solid legal advice, personal attention, and constant communication throughout your representation.

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