Civil Litigation - Hamer Law Group, LLC

Civil Litigation

alabama civil litigationCivil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance (i.e. make someone do, or not do, something) rather than criminal sanctions.

Civil litigation can be divided into seven stages:

  • Investigation
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Pre-trial
  • Trial
  • Settlement
  • Appeal

Not every lawsuit passes through each stage of litigation; most lawsuits are settled prior to trial and many cases that reach a trial verdict are not appealed. The lifespan of a lawsuit can range from several months to several years. Complex civil litigation often takes years to pass from pre-suit investigation through trial/settlement.

We represent our clients in hearings and trials on any matter they might face.

Adapted from About.com Civil Litigation