Legal issues can have a major effect on your personal or business life. Pengilly Law Firm is ready to handle your case whether it be in arbitration, mediation or in litigation. If litigation can’t be avoided, you will be happy you have our experienced litigators on your side. At Pengilly Law Firm, we specialize in all types of general litigation, including:
- Personal injury
- Family law
- Estate planning
- Criminal defense
What is the litigation process?
General litigation follows a typically straightforward process. Generally, a plaintiff initiates the case by suing the defendant. The defendant then responds to the suit by filing a countersuit, bringing in another liable party or otherwise defending against the suit.
Once the suit is filed and the defendant has responded, the “discovery” stage ensues. This is when your attorneys will work to gather evidence, documents and work to interview and/or depose involved parties.
Sometimes, mediation or another resolution may occur prior to a case making it to trial. But if this doesn’t happen, a trial is the next step of the process. Your experienced attorney will present all evidence gathered in the discovery phase, after which a decision will be reached in court. Of course, after the decision is made, appeals are still possible and even likely.
Suing another person or entity isn’t quite as simple as you might think. Filing an official complaint is the first step of the litigation process, but you’ll need to satisfy a number of other procedural requirements in order to take your case to court. At Pengilly Law, our attorneys are well versed in the litigation process and able to take you through each step of the process. Regardless of your legal issue, we have the experience you need to get you the results you deserve.