Civil Litigation


Black's Law Dictionary Definition

A lawsuit. Legal action, including all proceedings therein. Contest in a court of law for the purpose of enforcing a right or seeking a remedy. A judicial contest, a judicial controversy, a suit at law [having to deal with civil matters].

See also: Civil Law, Civil Rights


Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. This is like civil law, but it is the action taken against one another in the name of civil law. Civil litigation requires patience and knowledge.


Skills for Litigation

  1. Knowledge of substantive and procedural law
  2. Strong written and oral advocacy skills
  3. Analytical and logical reasoning abilities
  4. Ability to synthesize complex legal and factual materials
  5. Superior interpersonal skills
  6. Knowledge of legal research techniques and software
  7. Client development skills
  8. Negotiation skills

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David Whipple has been practicing law, doing civil litigation for over 30 years. He has the natural ability to talk to people, and the ability to negotiate. Give David Whipple a call to be your lawyer today for whatever civil litigation you may have. Send A Message

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