Unlike criminal cases, which seek to punish the defendant, civil litigation cases seek to remedy the plaintiff of a wrongdoing, usually through a monetary reward. Both Plaintiff and Defendant can be an individual, a non-profit organization, or a business.
Civil litigation trials can be decided by a jury, through mediation, or both parties may agree to let a judge hear the case and make the decision.
Common civil cases include:
The litigation process in Florida is a complex system. Many people underestimate this complexity, attempt to represent themselves in these cases, and very quickly get in over their head.
Pleadings, pre-trial motions, depositions, motions, and appeals can all be very hard to handle without the right experience. That is why it is important to hire an attorney to represent you, whether you be the complaining party (Plaintiff) or the Defendant. Here at Boyer Law Firm, we represent both Plaintiffs and Defendants in these cases.
“He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” -Proverb