Civil Litigation

Basics of Civil Litigation – Lawsuits that do not involve criminal charges are generally referred to as civil litigation. In general, civil litigation begins when a plaintiff files a complaint in court against a defendant. The plaintiff or defendant can be an individual person, a business entity — such as a corporation or LLC — or a government agency.  In most cases, the plaintiff is suing the defendant for money.  You should always consult with a Las Cruces civil litigation attorney prior to starting or responding to a civil lawsuit.

Working tirelessly toward successful resolution. 

A civil lawsuit can arise in many different areas of law and often concerns the recovery of money or property. Our team at the Law Office of Martinez-Salopek, LLC will tirelessly defend your civil lawsuit at every stage.

Although, making arguments in trial is actually a very small part of litigation, our team of attorneys has incomparable experience inside the courtroom then most civil attorneys.

Our firm focuses on litigation practice.   Litigation really refers to the whole process that leads up to the final showdown in court. From gathering evidence and analyzing the facts, to researching law and crafting arguments, to negotiations and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – we work diligently on every case and communicate every step to you throughout the process so you have the peace of mind of understanding at what stage your case is at.

It begins with service and communication.

Successful outcomes rely on many different factors in the process of a lawsuit.

With our attorney’s guidance, your case might be settled privately, or you could end up going to trial.  Rest assured that our team of attorneys will be with you every step of the process.  If you win your case, you may receive monetary compensation or force the other party to cease a harmful activity.

Our attorneys take pride in understanding the local laws and legal procedures, with our legal expertise you will be in a better position to win your lawsuit.

The role and responsibilities of a civil litigation attorney can be challenging and diverse. It is those challenges and diversity that our attorneys pursue and thrive on.  Although civil litigation is an adversarial process with two or more parties pitted against each other, our attorneys will be your toughest advocate, and will fight for you to achieve the best possible outcome and will effectively use conflict and controversy to your advantage.

Our attorneys pride themselves in having the following key legal skills:

  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural law
  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills
  • Analytical and logical reasoning abilities
  • Ability to synthesize complex legal and factual materials
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of legal research techniques and software
  • Client development skills
  • Negotiation skills

Civil litigation can be divided into several stages, including investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial proceedings, potential settlement or trial, and even appeal. Discovery is typically the longest and most labor-intensive stage of a case.  We successfully apply our skills at every stage.

Our attorneys never forget that experience and intelligence are no substitutions for hard work.  Our practice covers a wide range of areas, but the common thread is that our attorneys ensure you are placed in a better position than where you started and will strive to ultimately obtain the very best out of every case.

Our litigators are aggressive, creative, and relentless in accomplishing their task.

Every client matters at the Law Office of Martinez-Salopek, LLC.  Contact us to schedule a consultation. 

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