Civil Litigation

Professional & Experienced Legal Service in Greater Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas

Civil litigation is when two or more parties become involved in a legal dispute seeking money or another specific performance. If you have found yourself wanting to file a lawsuit against someone else, you will need to find a trial lawyer, also known as a litigator. A trial lawyer represents a client throughout the proceedings including pretrial hearings and depositions. The lawyer will also be involved in arbitration or mediation before court personnel. Meliora Law Firm is a professionally run firm that provides the right civil litigation lawyer in Studio City to help you throughout your case.

Understanding the Civil Litigation Process

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There are many types of disputes that require litigators, such as environmental lawsuits, medical malpractice claims, divorce lawsuits, and real estate lawsuits. When two parties are fighting against each other, it can take months to years to reach a settlement. An attorney negotiating on his or her client’s behalf must be aggressive to achieve the maximum amount of recompense for their client.

Meliora Law Firm Attorneys are equipped with knowledge, experience, and strong advocacy skills. Prepared to work long hours and fight aggressively to win the case, Meliora Law Firm provides exceptional negotiation and interpersonal skills. Controversy is an unavoidable aspect of life but our firm makes it easier to handle.

Civil litigation can be separated into several stages including:

  • Investigation
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Pretrial proceedings
  • Potential settlement or trial
  • Appeal

The majority of lawsuits never reach the courtroom and can be settled by reaching an agreement. However, if your case does reach the courtroom, parties can still settle during the trial. A settlement can be reached even if the deliberation process is underway or a verdict has been delivered. Clients can also “stipulate,” or settle to some aspects of the lawsuit but leave the rest to the judge or jury. It is not over until a settlement has been reached.

Let Meliora Law Firm Help You

Having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side throughout your civil lawsuit helps reduce the stress of the initial conflict. Meliora Law Firm is ready to embrace any conflict or controversy and fight until the case has been resolved. If we do not win your case, you owe us nothing.