We represent plaintiffs and defendants in civil disputes across New Jersey. Our New Jersey attorneys combine dedication, innovative strategies, commitment and passion to deliver effective results for our clients.
Our attorneys are seasoned litigators have conducted countless civil cases in both the New Jersey Superior Court, New Jersey Chancery Court, Federal Court, and the Appellate Court of New Jersey. However, we remain focused on cost-saving strategies to resolve litigation matters as rapidly as possible to alleviate the potential and expensive costs involved in drawn-out litigation. Such methods include early resolution of cases by means of motion practice, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Our skilled attorneys regularly counsel clients on early settlements for meritorious cases, as well as evaluate questionable claims that may call for trial defense.
We handle individuals and businesses in a broad range of legal disputes, including:
- Estate litigation
- Contract disputes
- Business litigation
- Collection actions
- Real estate disputes
- Landlord-Tenant disputes
Our approach is tailored to your circumstances and utilize the methodology to best address your situation, whether it is an amicable resolution or a situation requiring aggressive tactics.
Pleadings are legal documents that are filed with the Court. Pleadings may contain the parties’ allegations, defenses and the facts on which the claims are based. Pleadings are used to help narrow and define the issues to be litigated.
Discovery is the legal process in which the parties involved exchange factual and evidential information related to the case. This discovery process allows both parties the ability to obtain disclosure of information and facts, secure evidence for use at trial, and clarify the issues to be litigated.
At a deposition, witnesses are questioned under oath about their knowledge of relevant facts of the case and information about themselves. Just as in discovery process, depositions allow the parties to secure facts and information for use at trial. Because depositions occur earlier in the course of litigation, recollections of the witnesses about the events may be clearer. In addition, if a witness passes away, or is otherwise unavailable for trial, the testimony can be used at trial. A court reporter is present and records all testimony.
We recommend that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your situation. When a lawsuit is filed in the court, certain deadlines and specific procedures must be followed. An experienced litigation attorney can explain the process, advise you of the next step in the process, and draft the proper documents to ensure protection of your rights.
Many claims carry a statute of limitation which set out specific timeframes in which a lawsuit can be filed. In most cases, if that time expires, the lawsuit cannot be filed. These time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the jurisdiction (state versus federal law). It is critical to consult with an attorney as quickly as possible if you believe that you have a claim to file.
Litigation involves the filing of a lawsuit and typically results in a trial if the matter is not settled. Arbitration and mediation are both alternatives to litigation. Mediation is a cooperative process and uses a neutral third party, such as a mediator, to facilitate a mutually satisfactory resolution. Arbitration also employs a neutral third party (an arbitrator), who will listen to both sides and make a decision. Typically, mediation is a non-binding procedure and arbitration is a binding procedure. There are various costs associated with hiring an arbitrator or mediator. It is important to assess the costs before agreeing to mediation or arbitration.
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