Do you need an OBJECTION!

Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright, PLLC.

What kind of civil cases do we handle for you?

We have handled many different civil cases which we can tailor to your specific needs

  • Property Disputes
  • Contract Issues
  • Divorce
  • Negligence Issues
  • Personal Injury

Our law firm has provided exceptional legal services to clients throughout the U.S. for more than half a century. Since our firm was established in 1955, we have built a reputation for helping clients solve difficult problems with sound counsel, sophisticated analysis and superior performance.

Where do you start? Where do you go?

If you're reading this flier, than you're probably in need of a lawyer to represent you in a civil case. So what is the civil court process that we will have to go through for you to get the money you deserve?

  • Hiring a lawyer

Here is where you start. Hiring a good lawyer is imperative in getting good representation in court. Starting here, if you choose one of our top-notch attorneys, you can be sure you will have exemplary representation in your case.

  • Plaintiff's lawyer files a complaint

We will meet with you, the plaintiff, and we will discuss your problems. Once we work out exactly what went wrong, and we shall file a complaint, or a formal statement that names the plaintiff and the defendant and describes the lawsuit at hand. Then we will send it to the appropriate court.

  • The court sends the Defendant a summons

A summons is just a document that tells the Defendant of the suit against them and orders them to come to court on a certain day and time.

  • The Defendant may respond with their own attorney to "answer" to the complaint

The defendant may want to try to make an OBJECTION to your lawsuit, but don't worry they are just trying to intimidate you to back down. When you put our complaint with their answer together, this is called the pleadings. At the same time the defendant may just see you have a good case and just offer you a settlement. If this happens then there will be a mediation, where you and the defendant will have an arbitrator come in and settle any disputes you might have so that you can follow through with the settlement.

  • Pretrial Conference

The judge might have both of you in a meeting to clarify differences and prepare for the trial

  • Trial

If you don't settle the case then the case goes to trial. Depending on the case you can either have a jury case or have the judge hear the case alone. Remember you have to have a preponderance of evidence, or a proof that must be met by the plaintiff if you are to win. So, if your case is that you are suing a restaurant for making you sick because their food was bad, you have to prove that (1.) it was specifically that restaurant's food that made you sick, (2.) the restaurant is responsible for whatever reason, negligence in preparation, unsanitary conditions, expired food, ect., (3.) that the restaurant owe you $X amount in reparations.

  • Lastly is the Verdict

This is the decision of the jury or judge. Either you win and the defendant had to pay the required amount, or you lose and have to pay court costs. IF we lose your case, which almost never happens with our law firm, you can choose to appeal the case to a higher court.