Civil Practice

Civil Practice2019-03-03T04:22:38+00:00

Black’s Law Dictionary defines “litigation” as “the process of carrying on a lawsuit” or the “lawsuit itself.”  “Civil” simply means all areas of law besides criminal.  A “litigator” is defined as “a trial lawyer” or “a lawyer who prepares cases for trial, as by conducting and pre-trial motions, trying cases, and handling appeals.”  You want to hire a civil litigator anytime you are involved in a legal dispute with another individual or entity.  You should consult with a civil litigator even before a lawsuit is filed as litigators are also experienced at resolving disputes absent the need for formal litigation.  This could obviously save you substantial money, time and stress.  In many cases, hiring an attorney at the inception of a dispute allows you to steer the dispute into a less-costly dispute-resolution venue, i.e., arbitration or mediation.

The attorneys at The Hayes Law Firm have approximately 50 years of experience as civil litigators.  We have extensive experience handling all manner of civil matters ranging from eviction proceedings before justice courts to multi-million-dollar trials before juries to handling post-trial appellate work before the Nevada Supreme Court.  We also have experience handling civil matters before federal courts.  The attorneys at The Hayes Law Firm have been admitted to and practiced before the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, United States District Court for the Central District of Utah, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  We also have extensive experience with mediations and arbitration proceedings (both private and in the Eighth Judicial District’s Court’s annexed program).  We are skilled at handling all manner of civil matters from the inception of the lawsuit up and through the appeal if necessary.  Unlike many other civil litigation firms, we do not accept cases only to subsequently outsource the trial and/or appellate work.  We will be your attorneys every step of the way.

If you have a civil issue that you want to discuss please contact our office to schedule a consultation.  We offer free and confidential consultations so you can make sure you are comfortable with us before you decide to entrust us with your case.  Although predicting the cost of a lawsuit requires much speculation, we can go over estimated costs and strategy with you during your consultation.  We will also discuss the relevant law with you and whether your case triggers any category of damages (attorney’s fees, per se damages, punitive damages, etc.).  We promise that you will meet with an experienced civil litigator to discuss your case.

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