Litigation versus Mediation
In litigation cases, one or more parties is taking legal action against another one or more parties, which often involves judges and sometimes trial court. In mediation cases, the involved parties try to settle the dispute outside of court. Mediation does not require a judge, but the mediator is often a retired judge or a highly-experienced attorney — usually of seniority.
There are many reasons an experienced attorney may advise litigation for your case. The other party involved may be uncooperative, or your attorney may determine litigation will yield a better outcome than could be won through mediation. A skilled civil defense attorney will give you a better chance at successfully winning your case. With their knowledge of and familiarity with the law, an experienced attorney will help you with all the steps and procedures of filing a claim and will help you with all the necessary paperwork that often causes added stress on your shoulders.
Can I represent myself in civil litigation cases?
The law allows persons to represent themselves in civil cases. However, you not only better your chances of success by hiring a civil litigation attorney, but you also lessen your stress by putting it on their shoulders. A judge is likely to take your argument with more consideration if you are represented by an attorney. Having legal representation also gives more weight to your side of the argument, and your lawyer will be prepared for whatever the other side throws your way.
At Ellison & O'Connor, our attorneys are dedicated to helping you resolve your problems and restore balance to your life. Working with our firm, you can expect professionalism and open communication. We will never leave you in the dark, and we will help you every step of the way.
Don’t go it alone. If you are embroiled in a civil dispute, a litigator (civil litigation attorney) can move your case along with efficiency and accurately pursue the outcome most suited to your interests. Give us a call today and put our skills and knowledge to work for you.