Civil Litigation (Trial/Pretrial) encompasses all aspects of litigating a non-criminal related dispute up to and including a verdict and judgment. Our attorneys are experienced on both sides of the aisle, Plaintiff and Defense, and stand ready to fight for your rights in any civil dispute.
Civil litigation is a necessary part of our judicial system to help resolve non-criminal disputes between two parties. This sort of legal dispute involves compensation, monetary or otherwise, and/or specific performance, for damages incurred, or services not satisfactorily provided. There are several stages to the litigation proceedings, including pleadings, discovery, settlement conferences, and eventually trial. The process allows each respective party the time to investigate and prepare their case and gather appropriate and compelling evidence. Each case is unique and our team will evaluate each case to determine the best strategy for success.
Civil litigation begins with the filing of pleadings. During the pleadings stage, the Plaintiff (party alleging that they have been wronged) will initiate a lawsuit by filing and serving a summons and complaint. Generally, the complaint identifies the party and/or parties who allegedly caused the harm (Defendant(s)), the type of harm that occurred, the date, time and location in which the harm occurred, and the compensation being sought. The Defendant(s) will then file an Answer, which disputes the factual allegations and legal claims made by the Plaintiff, and asserts affirmative defenses against the claim. Failure to timely file an answer will result in a default judgement in favor of the Plaintiff. In lieu of an Answer, defendant(s) may also consider filing a pre-Answer motions to dismiss. As long as the matter is not dismissed, the case will then proceed into the discovery stage. The majority of cases will settle, but if there is no settlement, the case will be submitted to a jury trial.
Our attorneys are adept at litigating motions, as well as conducting discovery, which is essentially a pre-trial investigation for evidence to help prove your case. Our attorneys are experts at conducting jury trials and ensuring that your story is told in the manner most conducive to a successful verdict.
Unlike some lawyers who use civil litigation to file endless motions, focused more on increasing their fees than winning the case, our attorneys prioritize what is in our clients’ best interest and employ a strategy that furthers those goals only.
Don’t wait until it is too late. If you think that a lawsuit is imminent, call Parlatore Law Group today so that we can start protecting your interests immediately.
Types of Matters We Handle
Employment and Labor Disputes
Intellectual Property Disputes
We provide our clients with the highest quality legal services at a reasonable rate. We do this by removing all the barriers, bureaucracy and bloated overhead costs associated with traditional law firms, and instead focus on unleashing the energy and individual genius of the best legal minds in the industry.