If you’ve ever watched Judge Judy preside over a dispute between two individuals on TV, you’re already familiar with civil litigation. Unlike popular courtroom dramas such as “Law & Order” or “The Practice,” civil litigation cases do not involve criminal charges. They are legal disputes between two parties — typically individuals or and/or businesses — seeking monetary damages or a specific action. Some cases go to trial, where they are decided by a judge or jury, while others are settled beforehand. 

There are many different types of legal disputes characterized as civil litigation. They usually center around money or property. Most involve relationships or contracts, but others might focus on civil rights, malpractice, product liability, and other disputes. 

The best strategy for resolving a civil dispute depends on a client’s circumstances and can range all the way from trying to avoid a fight in the first place to pursuing the case in court no matter what. 

The civil litigation process in Wisconsin is complex and covers many areas. When you find yourself in a position involving a civil dispute, don’t try to navigate the system yourself. Doing so can be costly and might not get you the result you want. The civil litigation lawyers at Dillon | Grube have the experience necessary to help you develop the optimal litigation strategy to achieve your desired outcome. Our Janesville lawyers draw on experience in many areas of Wisconsin civil law and specialize in particular types of cases. Because civil litigation covers such a broad spectrum, it’s best to have a lawyer with specific knowledge representing your interests. 

Our civil litigation lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of the civil litigation process. During the investigation phase, we’ll learn all the details about the case and begin collecting evidence. From there, we move to pleadings, where both parties will enter pleas and share their side of the story. The next step, discovery, is when our civil litigation lawyers really dig into the case. This time-consuming process involves extensive legal research, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing documents so we can prepare the best defense for your case. 

Following those steps, your case goes to pre-trial. During that phase, we’ll negotiate with opposing counsel on your behalf to try and reach an agreeable settlement between both parties. If a resolution can’t be reached, we will be fully prepared to go to trial — and obtain a positive verdict in your favor. 

Civil Litigation Cases We Have Handled

The civil litigation lawyers at Dillon | Grube have fought for our clients’ rights in many different cases throughout Southern Wisconsin. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Breach of contract claims  
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims  
  • Business and shareholder disputes 
  • Claims by crime victims  
  • Construction claims   
  • Defamation claims  
  • Employment law claims 
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims 
  • False advertising claims  
  • Fraud and misrepresentation claims 
  • Insurance coverage disputes  
  • Nuisance claims  
  • Partition claims  
  • Property disputes  
  • Theft by contractor claims  
  • Trademark claims  
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) disputes  
  • Unfair competition claims 
  • Unjust enrichment claims  
  • Wisconsin Consumer Act claims  
  • Zoning and land use disputes and appeals

If you’re seeking a knowledgeable accident lawyer, business lawyer, or other litigation lawyer, contact Dillon | Grube for a consultation today. 

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