Bacchus Law Firm - Civil Law Division

Harvard Law School describes civil litigation as "a legal dispute between two or more parties that seeks money damages or specific performance, rather than criminal sanctions. Civil litigation encompasses many types of civil actions against the person. Issues in tort, contract, and some Government issues may arise.

One of the fundamental characteristics of civil litigation is that approximately 90% of all lawsuits settle in pre-trial and litigants never see the inside of the courtroom.

Moreover, as the costs of litigation rise, individuals are turning to alternative dispute resolutions to settle their legal battles.

Civil Law Attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Civil litigation can be unpredictable. You never really know when in pre-trail negotiations, a case will settle and what it could settle for. Civil litigation involves skills in analytics, negotiation, and oral advocacy, to name a few.

Finding a civil litigation attorney who is exceptional in all of those areas is crucial to get the best possible outcome. Talk to an experienced attorney at Bacchus Law Firm to learn more about the services we provide.

With offices located at 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, just minutes from the Broward County Central Courthouse we serve clients in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Hendry County, and Collier County, Florida.

We serve clients throughout the Miami-metropolitan area. If you live in Miami, West Palm Beach, East Naples, or LaBelle, Florida and you need a skilled litigator, then contact our firm.

Call Bacchus Law Firm to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our attorneys.

Overview of Civil Law in Broward County

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Common Types of Civil Cases in FL

While civil litigation essentially covers any legal dispute not charged under criminal law, it goes a little further in that, some actions that are charged as crimes under Florida law, may also subject a person to civil liability. For example, assault and battery, while criminally chargeable offenses, can also incur civil liability for damages.

Given that, some of the most common civil litigation cases include the following:

  • Personal injury
    • Assault and Battery
    • Slip and Falls
    • Car Accidents
    • Medical Malpractice
  • Contractual Disputes
    • Breach of Contract
    • Failure to perform
  • Property Disputes
    • Adverse possession
    • Easements
  • Complaints Against the City or Municipality
    • Injuries on government property
    • Eminent Domain

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Litigation Consulting

At Bacchus Law Firm we offer litigation consulting for associates and attorneys. We can teach new lawyers how to successfully conduct a trial from start to finish. Our training program consists of three sessions.

  • Building A Case: the first session of the training program helps associates take a case file and figure out which facts are "good facts," which are "bad facts," and how to analyze a case file. The training session includes drafting a complaint, an answer, and finding the requisite law.
  • Gathering Evidence: the second session consists of taking depositions, interrogatories, and gathering witness statements. Understanding how to successfully conduct a deposition is imperative for pre-trial.
  • Motion Practice: the third session will include motion practice. How to argue a Daubert motion, how to properly conduct an opening statement, and Florida civil procedure.

The training we provide attorneys is comprehensive and will give recent law school graduates a good understanding of what practicing law actually feels like rather than just in theory in a law school classroom.

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Additional Resources

What is Civil Litigation – Visit Harvard Law School's website for more information about what a civil litigation case consists of. Also find more information about the day-to-day activities of civil litigators, how alternative dispute resolution works, and the skills required to be a successful litigator.

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Find a Civil Litigation Attorney in Broward County, FL

If you or someone you know has filed a lawsuit against an entity for specific performance or for money damages, or if someone you know has had a lawsuit filed against them, then contact the attorneys at Bacchus Law Firm.

Our attorneys are zealous and tireless advocates who fight for the rights of their clients in all kinds of cases. We represent clients in contract, personal injury, criminal law, and family law. If you live in the Greater Miami-metropolitan area in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, LaBelle, or East Naples, Florida, then contact our office.

Our office is centrally located at 401 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, just minutes from the Broward County Central Courthouse. Individuals who are seeking representation for a civil lawsuit or alternative dispute resolution in Broward County, Hendry County, Palm Beach County, or Miami-Dade County should contact our office immediately before speaking with law enforcement.

Call (954) 500-5555 for more information about how our office can help.

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