Civil Law is a term used to describe the legal process as it is applied to disputes between private parties. It includes not just the representation before a Court, but also the pre-trial procedures and negotiations which may be involved in settling a case.
Shaun is an attorney who specializes in civil law. He represents clients across a broad spectrum of associated proceedings, including pretrial hearings and discovery, as well as providing solutions for resolution such as mediation or arbitration and representation before administrative agencies and court personnel.
Civil litigation can be divided into several stages, including investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial proceedings, potential settlement or trial. Discovery is typically the longest and most labor-intensive stage of a case before trial.
Discovery pertains to the pre-trial procedure in a lawsuit in which each party, through their legal representative, obtains evidence from the other party by means of various discovery devices such as interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admissions and depositions. The process of Discovery allows for a meaningful evaluation of the strength of the other party’s case.
Civil attorneys handle a variety of practice areas. It is often advisable to seek a litigation lawyer or defense attorney that has specific experience with your type of case. Shaun has over 35 years of experience in civil litigation. If you wish to discuss your case with an experienced civil litigator, please contact our offices for your free initial consultation at (619) 293-7937.