Bellevue Civil Litigation Lawyer
Fighting for Your Best Interests in Civil Court
When disputes arise in life, whether they involve individuals, businesses,
or even governmental agencies, they can lead to civil litigation. These
disputes are handled as civil claims or lawsuits to be resolved in civil
court. In addition, they involve relationships between people, such as
disputing neighbors, a business and a customer, or between two companies.
Unlike criminal prosecution that can lead to criminal penalties, the result
of civil litigation is to either award damages to the aggrieved party
and/or to recover a right or enforce an action to be taken or stopped
Unlike criminal prosecution, which can lead to criminal penalties, civil
litigation results in either awarding damages to the aggrieved party and
recovering a right or enforcing an action to be taken or stopped.
Our litigation team has litigated complex legal matters with disputed amounts
in the millions of dollars and more straightforward cases for good people
hurt by no fault. We have handled litigation in state and federal courts
and bring more than a decade of litigation experience to our clients.
Need legal representation in a civil claim? Talk to one of our
Bellevue civil litigation attorneys about your case and options in a free consultation.
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Types of Civil Litigation Cases in Washington
Civil litigation covers a broad area of subjects. They involve a variety
of complaints that fail to be resolved between the parties themselves,
such as through direct communication, negotiation, or mediation. Thus
it is left up to a judge and jury to decide the outcome.
Civil litigation can involve almost any relationship between two parties
in our society. Examples of these can include but are not limited to the
- Business disputes, such as in contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty,
disputes with clients, customers, patrons, vendors, suppliers, manufacturers,
between partners, and more
- Employee-employer disputes, such as those involving discrimination, sexual
harassment, or other alleged breaches of employment laws
- Landlord-tenant disputes, based on the management issues, lease issues,
nonpayment of rent, and more
Other real estate disputes, such as disputes between parties over property lines, easements, breach
of sales or purchase contracts, and more; these can involve buyers, sellers,
brokers, loan agents, real estate agents, general contractors, subcontractors, and more
- Personal injury, wherein one party alleges that the other caused them injuries
and damages due to negligence or wrongdoing
- Probate litigation where heirs, beneficiaries, or interested parties are
in dispute over the settlement of a deceased person’s estate
- Fraud litigation in which an individual, employee, business, investment
professional, or other person or entity is accused of some type of fraudulent activity
These commonly based cases are on a “tort,” which means some
wrongdoing or infringement on another’s rights. When litigated,
they lead to damages, generally monetary compensation awarded to the wronged
party for their losses. The entire process starts with a complaint by
the aggrieved party, which is filed in court and leads to a civil lawsuit.