Civil Litigation


If your rights have been violated in any way or you need to settle a dispute against you, you need a Minnesota civil litigation attorney to help you throughout the process so you can adequately defend yourself or pursue the party who violated your rights.

Even if a person has been convicted of a criminal offense against you, you can still pursue them in civil court for monetary damages related to what was done to you or your family. If you are on the receiving end of a lawsuit, you can defend yourself against the civil actions being taken against you.

Types Of Civil Matters

There are many types of civil disputes that exist. They include:

  • Business practice disputes – a partner or shareholder may have some kind of dispute, there could be ownership issues, buy-outs, copyright and trademark issues, and much more.
  • Assaults – A person injured in an assault may seek monetary compensation from the person who committed the assault, even if that person is in jail.
  • Real estate – Right of ways, boundary disputes, easements, and ownership issues
  • Intentional torts – libel, slander, defamation, interfering with prospective business relationships, and intentionally interfering with a contract
  • Employment law – wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, harassment, severance, and discrimination
  • Insurance – Claims and losses
  • Probate – Contesting a will
  • Securities fraud

Of course, these are some of the civil matters that the courts handle and having an attorney by your side can help you achieve the best possible result in the case.

What To Expect

It is important to know what to expect when pursuing a civil matter or defending yourself against it. Your Minnesota civil litigation lawyer will first assess the dispute. There are times when litigation can be avoided and the matter resolved through mediation. If mediation is unsuccessful, a trial may be needed. Your attorney will use what is necessary to succeed at a trial. In the meantime, you will always receive answers to your questions about the litigation strategy, the process, and anything that concerns you. You will receive honest answers regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the case and be offered suggestions that could help you reach the best result possible.

Contact A Minnesota Civil Litigation Lawyer

Just as criminal courts are rather busy, so are the civil courts. Civil matters are separate from criminal ones and involve holding someone responsible for a negligent act or something such as breach of contract or discrimination. There are a large number of acts or perceived acts that can lead to civil litigation against you and you have the right to defend yourself against the allegations. There are also acts that may have been committed against you and you do deserve to pursue civil action against the responsible party. To learn more, call the Anderson Law Firm at 612-332-3100 for a free consultation.