Civil Litigation

Being involved in a lawsuit can be one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life. If someone has wronged you or your business, making the decision to file a lawsuit in order to make right is a stressful decision. If you’re a defendant in a lawsuit, the situation is even more stressful because you have no choice but to defend the lawsuit. If you are in either position, you need to hire a law firm that provides competent representation while also providing the communication and skill that you need to get through this stressful time. Although any litigation can be a long, difficult process, the attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. will always work with you to provide representation that matches your goals.

 

Pre-Litigation Matters

If you are involved in a conflict with another person or legal entity, it pays to involve an attorney early in the process. The attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. will evaluate the situation and provide advice about how to proceed with the possibility of reaching a settlement of the dispute before ever being involved in a court case. If you have been wronged, this usually involves sending a demand letter or a cease and desist letter to the other party.  There are several benefits to hiring an attorney to send a demand or cease and desist letter on your behalf. Your attorney will know the elements of the cause of action you may be able to bring in court, which will allow for your case to be prepared and ready to file if the letter is not successful in resolving the dispute. Additionally, if the dispute is resolved, your attorney will be able to make sure that the proper release is signed between the parties so that there is no risk of litigation of the same issues after the resolution. The attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. are experienced with pre-litigation matters, including writing demand and cease and desist letters. We will strive to provide you with the representation that may be able to resolve your dispute without a lawsuit. Please give us a call for a free 30-minute consultation to see how the attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. can help you with your case.

 

Lawsuits

If you are either a potential plaintiff or have been named a defendant in a lawsuit, you need to hire an attorney for representation. If you are bringing a claim against another party (Plaintiff), hiring an attorney will allow for you to craft your claims in a way that will not be dismissed by the court and will make sure that you will be able to recover if you are successful in proving your case. If you are named as a defendant, you need to hire an attorney to make the plaintiff work to prove their case, and to raise any defenses you may have. If you have been named as a defendant in a case, it is highly recommended that you consult with an attorney as soon as you are served with the complaint. A defendant that does not present a defense in a case is essentially admitting everything the other party alleges, and will have a judgment entered against them. The attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. will be able to provide you with competent, determined representation if you are a potential plaintiff or have been named as a defendant. Please give us a call for a free 30-minute consultation to see how the attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. can help you with your case.

 

 

 

Post-Judgment Recovery and Defense

Once a court issues a final judgment, it’s not over. If you’re the judgment holder, an attorney can help you take the steps you need to enforce your judgment and get paid. This may include conducting discovery in aid of execution, filing for a writ of execution, instituting garnishment, levy, or other strategies you have a judgment debt paid. If you are a defendant with an outstanding judgment against you, an attorney may be able to help you avoid wage garnishment in certain situations or to assist in defending against other judgment collection efforts. The attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. have experience in both collection of judgment debts and defending against judgment collection efforts. Please give us a call for a free 30-minute consultation to see how the attorneys at Richert Quarles, P.A. can help you with your case.

 

 

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