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Civil Litigation

Sofer Law  represents individuals and organizations throughout the state of California. The firm’s civil and securities litigation lawyer handle all matters related to civil litigation, including:

·         Commercial Disputes

·         Business Disputes

·         Partnership Disputes

·         Corporate Disputes

·         Real Estate Disputes

·         Contractor Disputes

·         Small Business Litigation

·         Employee Contests

The firm’s civil litigation attorney provides initial consultations with a view of early settlement of a case if that is practicable. If not, the law firm’s litigation staff strives to deliver a superior litigation effort for the client to resolve the case quickly in an effort to avoid a trial, through mediation or arbitration, or if trial is needed through trial to a favorable result to the client.

Every case will have different issues, thus has to be individually evaluated by a California civil litigation lawyer. Hiring an experienced professional can be the best way to avoid losses. Sofer Law  is an experienced business litigation attorney, a firm that can help you to prevent financial loss.

Unlike criminal prosecution, civil action is a lawsuit brought to court in order to receive damages or to recover a right. Civil litigation usually involves disputes of private law issues between individuals, businesses or non-profit organizations. At the same time, civil litigations can entail public law issues.

If you are entering a civil litigation lawsuit, contact us immediately for a free evaluation of your case.

A civil litigation lawsuit is started as soon as the plaintiff files a written complaint. The defendant will then respond and deliver a written “answer” to the complaint in order to make any kind of plea.

After the answer is filed the parties engage in the “discovery” process. At this point the parties will learn about all the facts involved in the case in order to prepare the trial. The discovery process includes witness questioning and answering, the exchange of documents, as well as written questions, known as “interrogations.

Possible civil litigation lawsuits include, but are not limited to:

  • Tort claim
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Employee grievance appeals
  • Employee discrimination claims
  • General civil claims
  • Miscellaneous

Whether you are entering the civil litigation lawsuit as the plaintiff or the defendant, it is important to have a qualified and specialized civil litigation lawyer by your side.

Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.” Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts.

Types of Civil Litigation

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

·         Environmental Law

·         Landlord/Tenant

·         Products Liability

·         Personal injury

·         Intellectual Property

·         Construction

·         Medical Malpractice

·         Employment & Labor

·         Real Estate

·         Anti-Trust

·         Worker’s Compensation

·         Education Law

The Role of the Litigation Professional

The role of the civil litigation professional is challenging and diverse. Since civil litigation is an adversarial process, litigation attorneys and paralegals must be willing to assume an oppositional position and embrace conflict and controversy. Civil litigation attorneys and paralegals often work long hours, especially during trial, and perform occasional travel.

·         Job Duties of a Litigation Attorney

·         Job Duties of a Litigation Paralegal

Litigation Lifecycle

Civil litigation can be divided into seven stages: investigation, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal. Not every lawsuit passes through each stage of litigation; most lawsuits are settled prior to trial and many cases that reach a trial verdict are not appealed.

The lifespan of a lawsuit can range from several months to several years. Complex civil litigation often takes years to pass from pre-suit investigation through trial/settlement.

Discovery is the longest and most labor-intensive stage of civil litigation. Contrary to the image portrayed by television, civil litigators spend little time in trial; most time is devoted to the discovery stage of litigation.

Litigation Skills

Certain skills and knowledge are essential to litigation practice. Key legal skills include:

·         Knowledge of substantive and procedural law

·         Strong written and oral advocacy skills

·         Analytical and logical reasoning abilities

·         Ability to synthesize complex legal and factual materials

·         Superior interpersonal skills

·         Knowledge of legal research techniques and software

·         Client development skills

·         Negotiation skills

Our Services

Sofer Law will provide you the legal advice and support you need.

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