Civil Litigation

At Joshi, our team provides individuals and businesses with skilled representation in civil litigation.

Unlike criminal litigation where one is primarily fighting for one's liberty and/or life, civil cases are usually focused on obtaining (or defending) a claim for money damages, although sometimes these cases involve equitable relief such as injunctions or restraining orders. However, just as you would want an aggressive trial lawyer to defend your life and liberty in a criminal case, you'll similarly need an experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated attorney to represent you in a civil case.

Civil litigation can cover any variety of legal action, including:

  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Legal or other professional malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Contract disputes
  • Defamation
  • Civil forfeiture
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Property crimes
  • Conversion
  • Trespass
  • Fraud
  • Civil rights claims

Our Approach Is Different

Civil litigation is often very complex – you want a team that understands the nuances of the lawsuit you want to file (or defend against, as the case may be), what needs to happen to prove your case or defend against one, and last but not least, at what cost. Our team takes pride in its ability to be candid with our clients when it comes to civil lawsuits.

One of the first things we do, before ever filing a lawsuit or defending against one, is to review your case and meet with you to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case. This process allows us to better understand you, your case, and how to best resolve the situation in a cost-effective manner. We do not believe winning at all costs; we believe in winning with calculated costs.

We Are Goal Oriented

Joshi talks with its clients about the ultimate goal for a civil litigation - Is it to file a lawsuit as a plaintiff and collect every penny you deserve? Is it to defend against a baseless lawsuit and not pay out a cent? Is it to re-negotiate a lease or a franchise? Or is it to come to a quick and efficient settlement that resolves the issue without going through costly discovery process? Whatever your goal is, our team at Joshi can work with you to develop a plan to meet it.

We Work To Resolve Cases As Effectively As At Trial

The vast majority of civil lawsuits never get to a trial – they are dismissed, mediated or otherwise settled well before the evidence is put to a jury. With more and more courts ordering mandatory case evaluation and/or mediation before trial, this trend only looks to continue.

Joshi is well aware of this reality and works to put your case in the best position possible to obtain a favorable result before trial. This can include taking strategic steps such as sending a letter to a defendant before a lawsuit is filed, taking necessary depositions, conducting carefully planned discovery, or filing pre-trial motions with the court – always with a calculated eye towards putting your case in a best possible position to obtain a favorable result at a case evaluation and/or mediation.

Our approach is not only efficient and vastly improves chances of settlement for our clients, more importantly, if the case does end up in a trial, our team, having done its homework in the first round, is better prepared to try the case in an efficient and effective manner.

You Don't Want Just Any Attorney

Civil litigation is financially and emotionally taxing – especially if you are a defendant and had no choice about being sued! You want to hire an attorney who is:

  • Available to you when you need them – whether by phone, email or in person – to answer your questions promptly
  • Willing to keep you advised as to the status of your case – we pride ourselves in regularly speaking with our clients so they know exactly where they stand
  • Knowledgeable about the law your are dealing with – and knowing what evidence it takes to win
  • Familiar and capable of working with (and cross-examining) expert witnesses – many civil cases turn on expert testimony for things such as standard of care, business practices and financial damages
  • Comfortable in a courtroom and in front of a jury – after all, these are the people deciding your case and they have to trust you and your attorney
  • Able to negotiate with the other side, when necessary, to obtain favorable settlements

When your civil rights and financial future is at stake, you need an attorney that you can trust to do the job right. Joshi will be in your corner every step of the way. Contact our firm by calling 734-249-6170 or sending us an email.