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General & Commercial Litigation

It is not uncommon for individuals or businesses to find themselves involved in a legal dispute with another party. Disputes of this nature, such as a breach of contract, typically fall under what is known as civil litigation which entails the use of courts or arbitrators for adjudication.

For plaintiffs involved in a civil litigation matter, the objective is to right a wrong, honor an agreement, or to obtain compensation for an injury.  Defendants in a civil litigation matter will want to aggressively protect their rights in opposing the plaintiff’s claim.

Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, hiring a qualified civil litigation attorney is crucial in achieving a successful outcome in your case.

Our civil litigation lawyers represent plaintiffs and defendants as individuals, partnerships, shareholders and corporations in the following types of cases:

Business related litigation

  • Fraud
  • Breach of contract
  • Dissolution or breakup of a business
  • Unfair business practices
  • Business disputes
  • Trade secrets
  • Non-compete covenants
  • Securities matters
  • Breach of warranties
  • Mechanics’ liens
  • Employment litigation


Personal litigation

  • Personal injury
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos-related injuries
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect


Administrative

  • Administrative law
  • Liquor license violations


Injunctions

  • Preliminary and permanent injunctions


Real estate and construction litigation

  • Real estate litigation
  • Landlord-tenant litigation
  • Construction defects
  • Premises liability

Our civil litigation attorneys work closely with clients to evaluate their potential claims or defenses related to the commercial, professional, employment, or personal dispute that is the subject of litigation.   We represent clients before administrative agencies, alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or arbitration, jury or court trials in state and federal court as well as proceedings before appellate courts. We help clients prepare their case and counsel them on steps and procedures involved.  A skilled civil litigation attorney can help clients leverage their negotiating position to reach a beneficial settlement which may be the most appropriate and economical manner of handing certain cases.  However, when a dispute cannot be resolved satisfactorily, taking a case to court may be the best or only option.

When required, our civil litigation attorneys will engage and work closely with experts including investigators, accountants, economic impact analysts, and other relevant professionals. 

If your legal dispute has risen to the level of civil litigation, our attorneys are ready to help.



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