Pennsylvania Civil Lawyers
Civil litigation lawyers attempt to right a wrong, fulfill obligations set in place by an agreement, or settle a variety of disputes. A Pennsylvania civil lawyer, also known as a litigator, advocates on the behalf of men and women who have suffered discrimination or a violation of their rights. A civil attorney pursues or defends a client’s civil lawsuit, often recovering money, property, or other damages.
If there is a victim of a wrong, he or she receives compensation. If it is a matter of fairness, the attorney will apply the doctrine of equity. KM&A represents individuals and businesses engaged in all kinds of litigation.
KM&A Handles Specific Types of Civil Litigation
Disputes get out of hand quickly. A Pennsylvania civil litigator helps to manage the problem and seek a favorable solution. When dealing with a situation where you’ve suffered harm, contact a civil lawyer immediately to discuss legal options.
Types of Civil Litigation
- Landlord/tenant disputes
- Personal injury
- Employment and labor disputes
- Workers’ Compensation claims
- Medical malpractice
- Construction liability
- Education law
What is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation helps resolve disputes between businesses, individuals, and other entities. Most often, these cases are private disputes, and parties seek to recover financial damages or some other remedy to end further harm. When a case is not classified as criminal, then it’s usually categorized as civil litigation.
A civil litigation case sometimes goes through a number of stages, from the start to finish. Depending on the case, it might process through investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial proceedings, potential settlement or trial, and even appeal. Much of the time leading up to settlement or trial is spent in the discovery stage, gathering information through depositions, interrogatories, and subpoenas. Very few lawsuits pass through all of these stages. Many come to an agreement before reaching the courtroom, or even during the trial.
7 Characteristics of a Civil Litigation Lawyer
Pennsylvania civil litigation attorneys deal with high intensity conflicts, advocating for the client and fighting for the best possible outcome for the client. Civil litigation requires tenacious lawyers who operate well in high stress, adversarial environments. During a civil dispute, lawyers often work long hours, intent on settling the case in favor of the client.
Key Skills of a Civil Litigator
- Negotiation skills
- Legal research techniques and knowledge
- Interpersonal skills
- Complex factual and legal material organization
- Analytical reasoning
- Excellent written and oral advocacy
- Knowledge of law
Do you need a local, state, and federal civil litigator or a general practice civil attorney?
KM&A is a law firm serving all of Pennsylvania with our principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Call KM&A in western Pennsylvania at 412-626-5626 or in eastern Pennsylvania at 215-618-9185. KM&A can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.