Civil litigation is the process of resolving a legal dispute between two or more parties (individuals or business entities) who seek compensation (in the form of money) for damages incurred or specific performances that were not delivered.
Civil litigation is the filing and subsequent application of a civil lawsuit; civil litigation is incorporated into a non-criminal dispute to help produce a resolution. Civil litigation will aim to resolve such disputes as, family law disputes, court custody cases, matters involving child support payments, disputes between individuals and credit card companies, disputes involving landlord and tenants, as well as situations that involve a breach of contract.
Lawyers or legal professionals who specialize in civil litigation are known as ‘litigators’; legal professionals who practice civil litigation will represent a party in a trial, a hearing, or a form of alternative resolution method, such as arbitrations or mediations—these forms of hearings are heard by administrative agencies, foreign tribunals, and federal, state, or local court systems.
Civil litigation will encompass a broad range of disputes that will directly enact a number of legal matters. As a result of this widespread characteristic, a civil litigator will typically specialize in a specific practice area. The most common types of civil litigation will include:
- disputes and laws that encompass landlords and tenants
- environmental law
- products liability
- intellectual property disputes
- medical malpractice
- employment and labor issues
- anti-trust laws
- real estate
- worker’s compensation
- education law.
If you feel that you have a case that requires civil litigation, you may wish to contact our office for a consultation.