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Civil litigation is simply a term for legal disputes that occur among individuals, family members, landlords, tenants, and businesses. These disputes do not involve the government, as is the case with criminal proceedings. While your freedom may not be at stake in civil lawsuits, an unfavorable resolution can result in substantial monetary loss and lasting damage to your reputation.
At the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden, our civil litigation lawyers handle a wide variety of cases in San Francisco. We have more than three decades of legal experience, which allows us to develop highly effective strategies for each and every client. Preparing for a civil lawsuit takes time, skill, and dedication, all of which we are willing to employ for your benefit.
Types of Civil Lawsuits
Our team at the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden can fight for your rights in most types of civil proceedings.
Your case will likely fall under one of the following categories:
- Family law disputes—involving divorce, child support, alimony, and more. Many families aim to settle disagreements outside of court, but some cases must be litigated for the sake of each family member’s wellbeing.
- Business torts—involving misconduct, negligence, or unlawful actions that interfere with an organization’s business interests. This may include unfair competition, fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and more.
- Landlord-tenant law—involving disputes between landlords and tenants. This may involve evictions, failure to repair or address issues within the rented property, rent payment issues, and more.
- Civil rights—involving the violation of a person (or entity’s) civil rights, such as freedom of speech, equal access to public services and spaces, protection against discrimination, and more.
In all of these case types, a plaintiff is seeking a civil remedy (i.e. compensation or damages) from a defendant. Unless the matter is settled through negotiation or arbitration, a judge will hear this dispute in a court of law.
How to Win a Civil Lawsuit
In civil litigation, the standard of proof is much lower than it is for criminal cases, which require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Civil lawsuits simply require a preponderance of evidence. This may or may not work in your favor, depending on whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant.
When preparing for civil litigation, the most powerful move you can make is hiring a team of attorneys who are fully prepared to help you succeed. At the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden, we have helped thousands of clients from all around the world. This experience allows us to develop customized strategies, which often help us avoid the courtroom entirely, saving our clients the exorbitant costs of a trial. That said, we will not hesitate to take your case to court if that is what it will take to secure the resolution you need.
We are equipped to represent you both in and out of the courtroom. Call (415) 300-2144 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation today. We offer legal services in Arabic, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese.
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