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Washington DC Litigation Law Firm

Litigation Law Firm Washington, DC

What is Litigation?

Litigation Law Firm Washington, DCAlso commonly referred to as litigators, the primary role of a litigation attorney is to represent either plaintiffs or defendants in various civil lawsuits. Lawsuits may include but are not limited to more specific business related disputes, to more general disputes pertaining to personal injury, estates, construction, or appellate advocacy.

Our Washington DC litigation law firm works to manage the case through all phases of litigation. Generally, the process of litigation includes investigation of the case, pleadings, and discovery with the ultimate goal of reaching a settlement for their client that meets or exceeds their specific needs. 

The litigation attorney works with their client to determine what the ideal settlement would be and guide them through the subsequent legal processes necessary to obtaining a settlement, and through the trial and appeals process if the case reaches that point.

The administrative and legal responsibilities vary based on the nature of the case, largely depending on whether the attorney is representing a defendant or plaintiff.

What practice areas does Brown Kiely LLP serve as a Washington, DC litigation law firm?

Business Litigation

  • Business torts
  • Breach of contract
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Trade secrets & restrictive covenants

General Litigation

  • Personal injury
  • Builder and construction
  • Estate
  • Appellate advocacy

What are the statute of limitations in civil lawsuits?

Think of the statute of limitations as a time limit to file a civil lawsuit. For example if you are injured and believe it was due to someone else’s negligence, but begin the process of filing a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired, your claim will typically be discarded. The time limits vary but usually can last up to two or three years.

How does the litigation process generally work?

Civil litigation typically begins with a process of investigation to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to establish a claim. A litigation attorney will work with their client to locate witnesses, take witness statements, gather relevant documentation, interview their client, and determine what the facts are and how they relate to the dispute.

In many situations, your litigation attorney will engage in pre-litigation settlement discussions to attempt to reach a resolution. These talks ultimately function to avoid the process of filing a lawsuit.

What are pleadings?

In order to file a lawsuit, a number of pleadings and motions need to be filed on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant. 

What is the purpose of the discovery process in civil litigation?

The discovery process refers to the exchange of relevant information between the plaintiff and the defendant parties. In this stage of a lawsuit, your litigation attorney will leverage a variety of tactics to obtain this information, and then will devise a plan to respond accordingly.

How do I get assistance of a Washington DC Litigation Law Firm? 

Get in touch with us to discuss your case or simply to learn more about Brown Kiely, LLP, our lawyers, or our practice areas. We are happy to schedule a time to talk either by phone or in person to allow us to better get to know one another and see if we can work together.