What is Civil Litigation?

Civil Litigation concerns matters between two or more persons that involves money. This can be through informal methods (letters, phone calls) or formal litigation (filing a lawsuit and going to trial).  Below are some typical examples of civil litigation matters:

  • Breach of Contract– When you have a contract with another party, and one party breaches the contract, the result may be a lawsuit for enforcement of the breach contract. 
  • Drafting Contracts – Before a contract can be breached, it must first be written. It is important that all contracts are drafted properly to ensure you are covered should the other party later breach the terms of the contract.
  • Personal Injury Matters – Matters involving personal injury are matters of civil litigation. Personal injury is a detailed sub-set of civil litigation.  To see various personal injury scenarios and information about each, please review the comprehensive Personal Injury Section on this site.
  • Employment and Labor Disputes – Matters involving employment law, employees, and HR matters is a very detailed and precise field of law. To learn more about the many nuances and specifics of Employment Law, please review the comprehensive Employment Law Section on this site.

If you have a civil litigation matter, it is imperative that you contact us immediately.  Depending on the type of matter you have, the statute of limitations (the time within which you have to act before being barred from pursuing your case) must be determined. Thereafter, specific steps need to be taken to move forward with the case.