A Civil action is a lawsuit brought to court in order to receive damages or to establish a person’s right for example. Moreover, civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance (to do or not to do an action). Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals in federal, state and local courts.
Usually the first step is to resolve the case through a court mandated mediation once litigation commences. This can be an intimidating time if you are in an unknown environment. Additionally, you may not reach an amicable resolution, in which the case proceeds in court. Desai Law Group has the ability to present your argument in a concise artful manner. This is accomplished by filing pleadings in Court. Pleadings are documents needed to initiate a civil case that include a Complaint, Answer, Summons and many more. 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. This also can be an extensive and complex process. If, at this point, the parties still move forward then a trial date is set and you deliberate in front of a judge or jury for a final determination to resolve the case.
When faced with a lawsuit, many people anticipate a lengthy public trial. However, that is not the circumstance and cases usually do not go to the trial stage. At Desai Law Group, we try to work for a settlement, but, do not hesitate to go to trial if necessary. We will work tirelessly prior to the mediation process to negotiate and help maneuver an agreeable solution. If the parties oppose, your 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
- Real estate contracts
- Landlord/Tenant Issues, including eviction
- Plantiff Lawsuits
- Defendant Lawsuits