Attorneys for Civil Lawsuits in Columbus and Delaware, OhioThe attorneys at Harris & Engler handle civil law cases in Columbus, Ohio, Delaware, and greater Central Ohio. If you need a civil law attorney, then give Harris & Engler a call at (614) 610-9988.
Whether you have been served a summons and notice of a required court appearance, or you are the one seeking to file a civil lawsuit, you would be best served by talking to a civil lawyer who can look after your interests and make sure that you are taking the appropriate steps. The civil law system is complex, requires strict adherance to court rules, has tight deadlines, and often requires filing a lot of "pleadings" and "motions."
What are Pleadings and Motions in a Civil Suit?The "pleadings" in a civil suit consist mainly of the "Complaint" and the "Answer." The Complaint basically lists the grievances of the party that filed the lawsuit, and the Answer responds to those grievances, and possibly lists the responding party's own grievances through a "counterclaim." In a civil case, there are required timelines for filing these pleadings, and deadlines by which to file a motion. A motion is a written (or can be oral) legal argument, supported by statutory law and case law, that is asking the Court to do something. The civil lawsuit attorneys at Harris & Engler help clients with lawsuits in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio, as well as greater Central Ohio.
What Happens When a Civil Lawsuit is Filed?When a civil lawsuit is filed, if a case cannot be settled or otherwise won before trial, then ultimately the case will have to be heard and decided by either a Judge or Jury. There are a number of different options and strategies for dealing with your civil law case. Your strategy may be different depending on the type of civil suit that you have and depending on the actions of the opposing party. Sometimes a case can be won before trial through filing a Motion to Dismiss or a Motion for Summary Judgment. Different cases may require depositions, subpoenas, and various other types of obtaining information through what is called "Discovery." If you have had a civil lawsuit filed against you in the Columbus or greater Central Ohio area, or you are interested in speaking to a civil attorney about your case, then call Harris & Engler.
Civil Lawsuit Attorneys in Columbus, OhioThe civil law attorneys at Harris & Engler have offices located in Columbus, Ohio, and they represent clients in civil lawsuits in Franklin County, Delaware County, Union County, and Fairfield County, among others. If you need an attorney for your lawsuit, then call a civil lawsuit lawyer at Harris & Engler at (614) 610-9988.