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Civil Litigation & Appeals

Civil Litigation & Appeals

What is Civil Litigation?

Typically, the civil litigation process will be uncontested or contested.

In uncontested civil litigation, both parties negotiate and agree to the terms of a proposed arrangement. They will use the court to file their agreement, so it is valid and legally enforceable. Under certain circumstances, a judge may need to sign off on the contract to make it legally binding.

Contested civil litigation is when one or both parties cannot agree on specific terms. The issues might need to be argued in court, and a judge might need to rule on the issues. Contested cases require more time, money, and effort because each side must prepare legal arguments, file documentation, and gather evidence. Each party can challenge the other party's case, explaining why their arguments don't apply to the law or why the other party's actions should result in civil penalties.

Types of Civil Litigation James Handles

  • Contract disputes, negotiations, or interpretation
  • Drafting legal documents on behalf of the company
  • Addressing breach of contract issues
  • Tax liability and IRS issues for the company
  • Other civil disputes

Trial Litigation

Trial litigation refers to the act of going to trial over a legal matter, rather than settling the case out of court or pre-trial. James has what it takes to take your case to trial and fight for your fair compensation if you have been wronged. 

Appellate Litigation

Appellate litigation is the act of litigating an appeal. Appeals hold significant implications for clients, and their outcomes can shape the course of justice. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that clients are provided with the most capable and proficient legal representation during the appeal process.

If you are unsatisfied with the ruling that was handed down for your case, whether it be a business litigation ruling or a family law ruling, you may be able to file an appeal and have the case reviewed by a panel of different judges.

Contact James E. Smith, II Today

James E. Smith II takes immediate action to rectify these matters and understands the importance of competent legal representation during the appellate process. When you hire James, you will always receive one-on-one client attention and representation that helps you get the best outcome for your appeals situation.

If you need an appeals attorney in West Virginia (all counties), Virginia, Maryland, D.C., or Pennsylvania, contact me at 304-209-6204 or 877-405-9337 to schedule a consultation and get the appeals advice and representation you need.

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James E. Smith II is committed to answering your questions about the above practice areas in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, & District of Columbia. I'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact me today to schedule an appointment.