A Civil action is a lawsuit brought to court in order to receive damages or to establish a right. Moreover, civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages, or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts.
Civil litigation is an immense section of law because it relates a vast area of law. Usually, the first step is to resolve the case through a court mandated mediation. This can be an intimidating time if you are in an unknown environment. Additionally, you may not reach an amicable resolution which proceeds to court litigation. Desai Law has the ability to present your argument in a concise and effective manner. In fact, the most common legal term used by an attorney is the word “Pleading” or “Pleadings”. To clarify, Pleadings are documents drafted and filed in Court most commonly termed a Complaint, Answer, Summons and Motion. Thereafter, the next phase of litigation is discovery. Discovery is the process where both parties exchange information regarding the matter. This is a crucial point where your attorney needs to retrieve essential information and documentation. This can be an extensive and complex process which is very detail oriented. If at this point the parties still move forward in litigation, then a trial date is set and you argue in front of a judge or jury to prove your case or disprove the other party’s case.
When faced with a lawsuit, many people anticipate a lengthy and public trial. However, that is not the circumstance and cases usually do not go to the trial stage. At Desai Law, we try to work for a settlement, but do not hesitate to a trial if necessary. We will work tirelessly prior the mediation process to negotiate and help maneuver an agreeable solution. If the parties oppose, you legal team will prepare and file all pleadings within time limits provided. Nonetheless, throughout the process we will exercise strength and skill while extending settlement opportunities. It is vital that you are represented by an experienced civil litigation attorney who can negotiate for a suitable outcome.
We practice in the following areas
- General Liability/Automobile Liability
- Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Litigation
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Codicils (addendum to a will)
- Real estate contracts
- Landlord/Tenant Issues, including eviction
- General filing of lawsuits