Civil Litigation

Protecting your Civil Rights

Civil disputes occur in every part of society and are an important component of our legal system as they protect an individual from being exploited or injured by another. Civil Law differs from Criminal Law because it is one person or entity suing for damages from another individual. Criminal Law occurs when the offense is against society as a whole. The lawyers at De Pury Law will fight for your civil rights. 

Areas of Civil Litigation

  • Personal Injury
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Debt Collection
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Copy Right Disputes

Why Hire a Civil Attorney?

As a civilian disputing with either a business or another individual, emotions can be charged, making it difficult to think clearly and rationally. Civil Attorney are versed in the laws of the state and county where they work and can offer a clear head in these difficult times. These laws can change but a civil attorney will be well versed in these changes and how they will affect your case. 

What does a Civil Attorney do?

Your Civil Attorney will work with you to determine the validity of your case before entering a court room or mediation. They will look over the details of your case and use state and federal laws, as well as common law to determine the best course of action for your case. Before the case begins, your attorney will assist with the discovery process which will include:

  • Deposing essential witnesses
  • Hiring expert witnesses as needed
  • Creating a discovery plan
  • Serving discovery requests to the opposing party
  • Filing documents with the court

Most Civil cases are settled outside of the courtroom through the use of mediation. however, if the two parties cannot come to a satisfactory agreement the case may end up going to trial. If this occurs, your Civil Attorney can handle the trail process which may involve:

  • Filing motions during the trial
  • Arguing on behalf of their client during court sessions
  • Participating in jury selection
  • Submitting new evidence under certain circumstances
  • Questioning witnesses who are providing live testimony.

Civil Attorneys can assist with other aspects of the civil case including:

  • Assistance in drafting settlement agreements
  • Filing appeals once the trial has concluded
  • Filing a separate lawsuit, or joining another party to the existing lawsuit
  • Recovering various civil legal remedies.

It is important to note that you have ultimate control over your lawsuit; meaning, you decide who to sue, when to file suit, and when to settle. However, you should defer to your lawyer’s judgment in all legal decisions and adhere to any advice regarding the overall strategy of your lawsuit. If you feel you cannot trust your attorney, you should find another.