Civil litigation is what happens when you can’t reach an out-of-court agreement and your dispute must be resolved in a courtroom.

Civil disputes can seek damages, an injunction to prevent certain activities from occurring, or an order to require something to happen.

Trial attorneys can represent you at trials, hearings, arbitrations, and mediations in both Federal and Florida State courts, as well as before administrative agencies. Administrative agencies include local or state licensing boards, city or county commissions, and Federal agencies such as the Social Security Administration for disability benefits.

Types of Civil Litigation that we handle include:

  • Probate Litigation
  • First-Party Property Insurance
  • Construction Defects
  • Evictions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Liens
Why do you need an experienced civil litigation attorney?

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Statistically, only 2% of cases filed end in a trial, and of those, only 15% are appealed. However, trial experience is a major advantage for understanding the countless steps involved in your case and potential settlement. Having an attorney with trial experience sends a powerful message to the other side that you are prepared to go to court if necessary.

Litigation is the process of preparing a case for trial, and if a settlement cannot be reached, presenting the case at trial and potentially handling appeals. Civil Litigation moves through multiple stages as a lawsuit progresses. First our lawyers develop the best legal theories in support of your case, and then refine those theories as we proceed through the investigation phase.

We offer attorneys who are Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law as well as attorneys who are certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

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Fort Myers Office 1515 Broadway Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 Map ItMap It
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Fort Myers, FL 33901 Map ItMap It
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Cape Coral, FL 33990 Map ItMap It
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Naples, FL 34119 Map ItMap It
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Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 Map ItMap It
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Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Map ItMap It