Civil litigation is a term that has a very broad scope. It basically means that two or more people or entities have a legal dispute between themselves that requires a resolution of some sort. One party or both may claim that they are owed money from the other, or they may want to prevent the other side from doing something, or require what is called equitable relief—having a judge decide a matter that does not require the award of damages.
Civil litigation does not include criminal matters. Lawyers that practice in the general category of civil litigation are often called litigators or trial lawyers. David H. Ricks & Associates are trial lawyers representing individuals in civil litigation matters in trials, arbitrations, mediations, administrative agencies, and miscellaneous hearings. Litigation for our lawyers is limited to California’s State and Federal Courts in the San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties.
The Scope of Our Practice
The type of civil litigation work performed by David H. Ricks & Associates is primarily concentrated in the areas of:
- Business litigation
- Personal injury
- Product liability
- Construction disputes
- Medical malpractice
- Employment and labor litigation
- Intellectual property
- Real estate
- Commercial disputes
- Commercial landlord–tenant issues
What is most important to David H. Ricks & Associates is the desire to provide excellent service for a fair price. As lawyers, we believe the true litigator is a problem solver, not a problem creator. From the very beginning, the attitude projected into any case is one of finding a solution to the problem as early as possible so the client can get back to his or her business and to matters of most importance. If a case can be resolved earlier rather than later, we have achieved a desired goal. However, some cases cannot be resolved and need to be tried or arbitrated. Having a lawyer who understands the courts and legal procedure is invaluable to receiving the best representation possible.
Deep Experience in Civil Litigation
Civil litigation is an adversarial process that can be very stressful if a party—or even a lawyer—is unfamiliar with the legal process. Not all lawyers are civil litigators and do not handle the adversarial process well.
For more than 22 years, David H. Ricks has immersed himself in the adversarial process of litigation and has successfully thousands of civil litigation matters. We believe our firm will bring the following skills to your case:
- Knowledge of the relevant substantive and procedural law
- Persuasive written and oral advocacy skills
- The ability to analyze complex matters and apply logical reasoning abilities
- Understanding the factual materials brought in by the clients
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- The ability to perform legal research promptly
- Superior case management processes
- Skills in developing the climate to resolve cases
- Out-of-the-box style negotiation skills
If you are looking for a southern California trial lawyer, then please consider David H. Ricks & Associates.
Our firm handles civil litigation matters in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. We also service businesses and individuals in need of civil litigation attorneys in the cities of San Dimas, Glendora, Claremont, Pomona, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Upland, Diamond Bar, Corona, Norco, Mira Loma, Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Fontana, Rialto, Bloomington, Highland, Colton, San Bernardino, Grand Terrace, Redlands, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Riverside, Apple Valley, Victorville, Hesperia, Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Blue Jay, Mt. Baldy, Wrightwood or any place in between.