Civil Litigation

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Civil Litigation

What Is Civil Litigation? When two or more parties become embroiled in a legal dispute seeking money or other remedies rather than criminal sanctions, civil litigation is the result. They must instead head to the courtroom for trial so a judge or jury can decide the matter.

A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or a “trial lawyer.” A litigator represents clients across a broad spectrum of associated proceedings, as well as arbitrations or mediations. Arbitrations and mediations are alternative dispute resolution processes that attempt to guide the parties toward settlement without the time and expense of going to court.

Types of Civil Litigation:

Civil litigation encompasses a broad range of disputes, and litigators generally specialize in one or two specific practice areas. Several common areas include:

  • Environmental law
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Product liability lawsuits
  • Personal injury claims
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Construction liability lawsuits
  • Medical malpractice claims
  • Employment and labor disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Anti-trust litigation
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Education law disputes
  • Family law