What Does a Civil Attorney Do
Feb 16 2022 0

What Does a Civil Attorney Do?

In the United States, there are many different types of laws, both in the criminal arena and the civil. The type of law that an attorney practices will determine what cases they are skilled to take. Within both criminal and civil law there are subcategories that a lawyer may specialize in. For example, a criminal lawyer may only take Federal cases or a civil law attorney may take on all types of personal injury cases, but not those related to bankruptcy issues.

If you are facing a legal challenge, it is critical to the outcome of your case that you find the right type of attorney near you with specific experience in practicing the type of law that applies to your legal situation. For instance, if you were badly injured in a car accident a personal injury attorney would work better than an attorney who offers estate planning and elder law services.

In California, the Los Angeles business and civil law attorneys at Leiva Law can provide strategic legal counsel for all of your business and personal legal disputes. 

Why Use a Los Angeles Civil Attorney?

What Does a Civil Attorney DoCivil law covers a broad array of legal issues. Some examples of cases a civil lawyer will handle include:

  • Personal injury 
  • Business litigation and law
  • Employment 
  • Real Estate 
  • Wills & probate
  • Family law
  • Elder law
  • Legal malpractice 
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Fraud
  • Defamation 
  • Negligence 

Basically, a civil attorney will take cases that fall into one or more of the four types of claims:

  1. Tort 
  2. Breach of contract 
  3. Family/equitable 
  4. Property or Landlord/tenants 

Civil law attorneys offer a wide array of professional services to their clients including pre-litigation and negotiation, depositions, arbitrations, as well as mediations. The objective of your civil law attorney is to win your case and secure some amount of compensation for the damages you suffer. This is unlike criminal defense attorneys who fight to overcome criminal charges and secure the best possible outcome for their clients which is having their charges dropped, getting a not guilty verdict, or having their charges reduced. Criminal defense attorneys strive to keep their clients out of jail. The outcome of civil cases will not include jail.

Plaintiffs in a civil case are those parties who are filing their claim against a defendant for financial compensation. California does not require plaintiffs to use the services of a civil law attorney to file their claim, but typically, working with a knowledgeable legal professional is recommended. Statistically, when a plaintiff enlists the skills and assistance of an attorney, they greatly improve their chances of winning their claim and getting the desired outcome.

Speak with a California Civil Law Attorney Today

If you need help with your civil claim in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles business litigation attorneys at Leiva Law are here to help. Civil claims have a limited amount of time to be filed, failing to do so within California’s statute of limitations can mean forfeiting your rights to compensation. Getting started on establishing your claim early improves your chances of winning your case. 

To learn more about how you can obtain compensation from your claim, please call Leiva Law to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at (818) 519-4465. 

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