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General Civil Litigation

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.

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 “interrogatories".

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.  Our attorneys possess the following skills and knowledge which are essential for litigation.  They 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

Let Brianna T. Scott & Associates, PLLC assist you and Proceed With Confidence in your case.

NOTE: This website is not intended to be, nor should it be, used as a substitute for independent legal counsel, nor does reading it create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and the attorney. It is for general informational purposes only. Consult with one of our attorneys for a free evaluation of how these issues impact your personal situation.