Civil litigation generally includes all disputes that are formally submitted to a court, about any subject in which one party is claimed to have committed a wrong, but not a crime. Civil litigation takes many forms depending on the type of case. However, in general, this is the legal process that most people think of when the word “lawsuit” is used.

A typical lawsuit begins with filing a complaint in court. The other party gets notice of the complaint and an opportunity to answer. There then may be opportunities for both parties to “discover” what each one intends to present as evidence at a trial, and a trial is scheduled. How formal the trial is, and whether or not it uses a jury, depends on the type and the location of the case.

If you have been wronged by another person, you may be able to bring a civil lawsuit against them. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to advise you about your legal rights and your potential for recovery of financial losses.

Attorneys in our office have tried civil litigation cases throughout Ohio in front of judges and juries. Contact us for a consultation. We can help.