When two or more parties enter inter a legal dispute involving money, property, or a specific action and cannot come to an agreement, the parties may utilize civil litigation to help resolve their dispute. In civil litigation, the parties can involve the court to have a judge or jury resolve the matter. Civil litigation is unique in that there are no criminal charges or penalties involved. Although it does not involve criminal sanctions, each party in a civil litigation dispute can still have legal representation from a civil litigator. Civil litigators are also known as trial attorneys.
Trial attorneys specialize in representing clients in a wide variety of court proceedings which can include mediation, arbitration, pretrial hearings, and depositions. Arbitration and mediation may be used to save money and time by resolving civil disputes outside of the court. The exact type of court proceedings that are required for civil litigation depend on the individual circumstances of the case.
Types of Civil Litigation
Civil litigation encompasses a wide range of disputes. They commonly include:
- Divorce lawsuits
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Real estate lawsuits
- Personal injury lawsuits
- Environmental law matters
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability lawsuits
- Worker’s compensation claims
- Intellectual property disputes
- Construction liability lawsuits
- Other civil litigation matters
Choosing the Right Civil Litigation Attorney
The trial practice attorneys at The Bauer Law Group understand the challenges and responsibilities that come with being a civil litigator. Civil trials often include parties that are not on amicable terms, and trial attorneys must help navigate the adversarial process while holding their client’s best interests in mind. Experience is very important when selecting a civil litigator to represent you. The experienced trial litigators at the Bauer Law Group can take on opposition and challenges with professionalism and confidence. Even if it requires working long hours during a trial, our team of legal professionals is ready to defend you.
The Civil Litigation Life Cycle
There are several stages of the civil litigation process. It commonly includes investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial proceedings, potential settlements or trial, and potential appeal. The longest part of civil litigation is normally the discovery. Contrary to popular belief, less time is spent in the trial compared to other stages of civil litigation.
Each civil lawsuit is different and not all lawsuits may pass through every stage of the civil litigation process. In fact, it is common for many lawsuits to be settled through a mutual agreement between the parties without reaching the courtroom. Since each civil claim is unique, it’s important to have the defense of an experienced trial attorney who is familiar with every stage of the litigation process.
Get in Touch with a Civil Litigation Attorney Today
The Bauer Law Group welcomes the opportunity to review the facts of your civil litigation matter and suggest the best course of action. You can schedule an appointment with a civil litigation attorney–call (352) 325-2151 in the Gainesville Area, (352) 325-2151 in the Tallahassee Area. Our Law Firm serves North Central Florida and the Panhandle.