Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seeks money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.”

Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts.

A significant portion of Adrian Barton’s litigation work has been devoted to representing business and individual clients in civil litigation in the state and federal courts of Arizona and California, including the Maricopa County Superior Court, in civil litigation. She also is admitted to practice in the California state court system.

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Civil Litigation

Any civil proceeding in a court of law where two or more parties are in an adversarial relationship is litigation; individuals, corporations or public agencies can be involved.

Common types of civil litigation are breach of fiduciary duty, breach of business contract, breach of employment contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, wrongful interference with prospective economic advantage/business expectancy, wrongful interference with contract, and shareholder buyout or compensation disputes. copyright infringement, product liability, violation of intellectual property rights, and commercial or business litigation that covers a wide array of issues such as breach of contract, employment issues, and shareholder disputes.

Business Litigation

​Various laws provide guidelines on what is, and is not permitted in business transactions, and these laws have an impact on how companies and corporations operate. Conflicts arise when there is a dispute involving legal matters of business between individuals and businesses or between two or more business entities.​​

The Litigation Process

The first step in civil litigation is to seek early resolution in order s in conflict resolution are to reach a mutually agreeable solution through either arbitration or mediation. But if an impartial arbitrator did not work, and the disputants failed to come to an agreement through mediation meetings, then the parties commonly turn to the courts for help in resolving their disagreements.

In many cases, the disputed issues are solved and a settlement is made without going to court. But having the right legal representation during this process is important; some settlement deals may not be fair and are made solely to have the case go away.

The length of a civil litigation case depends upon the complexity of the disputed issues. Legal proceedings may take months or years to resolve. Settlement efforts are ongoing as a case weaves its way through the court system. If a case does not eventually settle – whether before or after verdict – the appeal process takes over. In most cases, either party may appeal the ruling of a court to a higher court for review. While many Firms only offer litigation services, Barton Law is uniquely qualified to handle both the litigation aspects of your case, and the appellate court aspects.

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An attorney with litigation experience, a comprehensive understanding of business and employment law, and the right training can make all the difference when it comes to protecting the rights of both the employer and the employee. If you have questions or problems in this area, call Barton Law at 602.753.9147.

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