Johnson Law Group maintains a diverse civil practice, representing individual and business clients on a wide range of issues, both in and out of the courtroom. We employ advanced technology in order to make communication convenient and efficient for our clients and provide clients with access to the most current strategies and theories to solve legal issues. Our approach is to work closely with clients to design successful and cost-effective strategies that are tailored to their individual needs. In general, our goal is to minimize the expense and uncertainty of formal judicial proceedings.
Judicial proceedings in the United States are expensive and time-consuming. They also are necessary from time to time. Johnson Law Group has more than 20 years of litigation experience in federal, state and administrative courts. While our approach is first to identify solutions for solving legal needs without resorting to formal proceedings, our team has the experience to represent our clients at all stages of the court process. We can also help prepare your case for formal mediation or binding arbitration in order to help you avoid the often costly litigation process.
The firm handles a most issues related to commercial and residential property, including rentals and leases, property management, purchase and sale agreements, title opinions and disputes, easements; transfers of property related to estate planning, representation in zoning and land use matters, property disputes between neighbors, public and private nuisance, HOA formation and governance, and tenants’ and landlords’ claims.
How Do Civil Suits Work in Vermont?
Anyone in Vermont—provided they are over 18 years of age—can file a civil lawsuit, and the list of reasons to file a lawsuit is long. But that doesn’t mean that it will be successful, mind you!
So what is a civil suit? Civil litigation covers every court case that isn’t meant to result in criminal charges. It’s litigation between private individuals or corporations between one another, with the desired goal of recovering finances for the wronged party. Sometimes, a civil suit may be an addition to a criminal lawsuit separately filed by the Federal Government or the State. In this instance, a victim of a crime—theft, kidnapping, assault—or the victim’s family can file to recover compensation for the effects of the crime. The criminal suit only deals with assigning jail time, whereas the civil litigation attempts to restore a sense of ‘justice’ to the lives of the victims.
Because the law has a broad scope, much of which is outside of the realms of criminal behavior, a civil litigator can represent you on a wide variety of issues. Some of the most common reasons to file or receive a civil lawsuit are:
- • Breach of contract
- • Disputes between landlords and tenants
- • Personal injury
- • Disputes between companies and individuals over intellectual property
- • Medical malpractice claims against health providers
- • Lawsuits related to real estate
- • Divorce
There are as many types of civil cases as there are subjects covered under the law. That’s why, no matter the reason why you need a civil litigation lawyer, it’s essential to work with a firm that understands the legal precedents surrounding your issues. Your law firm should bring forward a compelling legal strategy that best offers you a chance to succeed during your day in court.
If you are the recipient of or want to file your own civil litigation case in Vermont, contact a legal firm who will aggressively pursue your interests and defend your rights as a private citizen.
I Have a Civil Suit Against Me—What Do I Do?
The most important thing to do is not panic. If you’ve received a civil suit, you’re probably stressed out and frustrated, even scared. You probably want to call the plaintiff and give them a piece of your mind. This is exactly what you should not do.
To those that have never been involved in a civil suit before, the thought of being sued and having to go to court invokes much anxiety. Which is why, if you’ve found yourself in this position, you need to find yourself a lawyer!
A civil litigation attorney will explain to you that people get sued all the time, without necessarily needing to go to court, and they will take the time to describe the law regarding your potential case. Your attorney will collect evidence to build a case with. They will provide the necessary paperwork—usually there is quite a lot of it—and deliver it to the State Court if necessary.
If you’re looking for representation, the best thing you can do for your financial future is to call Johnson Law Group International, PLLC today!