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.
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 following:
- 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.
Need Representation in Civil Court?
Our civil courts have been established to resolve contested matters between all kinds of individuals, professionals, businesses, and more. Civil litigation is a legal process; thus, you will have a greater chance of success in court if an attorney represents you. In addition, you will want a professional experienced in investigating your matter, preparing and building your supporting case, negotiating with the other side through alternative dispute resolution methods, or arguing your case before a judge and jury. These are all complex legal skills at which our firm excels.
Our Bellevue civil litigation lawyers understand how important your case may be to you regarding your reputation, finances, and livelihood. Therefore, we work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to help you navigate the system and to put you in the most vital legal position possible for a favorable outcome.
"Highly recommended! Jerimy was able to easily answer all our questions and complete all documentation/planning for the trust."- Ryan H.
Award Obtained for Client John Lynch and Kellie Fuhr Family Trust, et, al. v. Tyche Entertainment, LLC
Mr. Kirschner brought a successful suit by members of the LLC to have a receiver appointed over Tyche Entertainment, LLC and dissolution. At trial, Mr. Kirschner was successful in showing over one million dollars in improper transfer to managers and obtained an award for his client.
Successfully Defeated Claims of Trespass Kimberly Zeren v. James Carlson
This matter arose from a dispute between adjacent landowners over landlocked property and allegations of timber trespass. At trial, Mr. Kirschner was successful in defeating claims for timber trespass and prevailed on claims for an easement by necessity.
Home Returned to Rightful Owner Charlotte Louise Bentley v. Estate of Lacy Elaine Willequer
The action was brought after guardians of the elderly and disabled Charlotte Bentley discovered that her home had been transferred away to an estranged family member. Mr. Kirschner was able to successfully and quickly obtain the return of her home without trial.
Practicing Law since 2010 and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.
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Washington, Nevada, the United States District Courts for Washington, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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