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Billings Civil Litigation Attorneys

Our Civil Litigation Practice

The civil litigation lawyers at Edwards & Culver go far beyond the pursuit of personal injury damages on negligence claims. We apply the same attention to detail and strategic understanding to the resolution of commercial and corporate claims, environmental problems, and consumer protection issues.


Need help with a civil litigation issue? Contact a civil litigation attorney in Billings at (406) 215-4735 today!

What Is Civil Litigation?

Civil litigation refers to the legal process of resolving disputes between individuals, businesses, or organizations through the court system. It involves a legal action brought by one party, known as the plaintiff, against another party, known as the defendant, seeking a resolution or remedy for a perceived wrong. Civil litigation covers a wide range of legal matters, including contract disputes, personal injury claims, property disputes, employment disputes, family law matters, and more.

What Happens in a Civil Lawsuit?

The civil litigation process typically begins with the plaintiff filing a complaint outlining the alleged wrongs committed by the defendant. The defendant then responds to the complaint, and both parties engage in the discovery phase, where they exchange information, gather evidence, and investigate the case. This phase often involves interrogatories, depositions, and document requests.

Following discovery, the parties may attempt to settle the case through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration. If a settlement is not reached, the case proceeds to trial, where both sides present their arguments, evidence, and witnesses before a judge or jury. The judge or jury then determines the outcome and issues a judgment.

Civil litigation can be a complex and time-consuming process, requiring a thorough understanding of the law and legal procedures. It is important to note that civil litigation differs from criminal cases, as it primarily involves disputes between private parties seeking compensation or resolution, rather than criminal prosecution by the government.

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How a Civil Litigation Lawyer From Edwards & Culver Can Help

When you hire us, you can count on us for honest advice about the strengths and weaknesses of your legal position. In most situations, we can present a range of options and information about the advantages and disadvantages of each. We will work with you to explore every avenue to help find a resolution to your dispute.

Call (406) 215-4735 for Advice About Civil Litigation

Contact our civil litigation lawyers in Billings to learn about your legal options and the most effective ways of resolving your litigation problem. Our Montana lawyers represent businesses, families, and municipalities all over Montana on a wide variety of civil litigation issues. Most of our clients approach us as plaintiffs, but we can defend civil claims as well. The more complicated range of civil lawsuits can generate a flurry of counterclaims and cross-claims, so that the distinction between plaintiffs and defendants can lose much of its meaning.

For more information about the scope of our civil trial practice and our approach to client service, do not hesitate to contact a civil litigation attorney at the Edwards & Culver. Call us today at (406) 215-4735.

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