Top Detroit, MI Litigation & Appeals Lawyers Near You

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    Garan Lucow Miller, PC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Port Huron Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Port Huron Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    FisherBroyles, LLP

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Bingham Farms Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Bingham Farms Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Dickinson Wright PLLC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

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    Cordell & Cordell, P.C.

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Novi Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Novi Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Gold Star Law PC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Southfield Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Southfield Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Fisher Phillips

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Bingham Farms Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Bingham Farms Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Royal Oak Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Royal Oak Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Southfield Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Southfield Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Garan Lucow Miller, PC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Dennis W. Archer PLLC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

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    Cordell & Cordell, P.C.

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Driggers Schultz & Herbst PC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Morgan & Morgan

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Southfield Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Southfield Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Novi Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Novi Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Dickinson Wright PLLC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Secrest Wardle

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Troy Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    FisherBroyles, LLP

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

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    Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Livonia Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Livonia Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Law Offices of Brian R. Watkins, PLC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Novi Office | Serving Detroit, MI

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Novi Office | Serving Detroit, MI

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    Garan Lucow Miller, PC

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

    Litigation & Appeals Lawyers | Detroit Office

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Do You Have a Civil Litigation Problem?

Civil litigation is the broad term used to cover the legal issues involved with civil legal disputes, which can end up as lawsuits. If you or your company has a dispute with someone else, seeking the advice of a Detroit civil litigation attorney can save you time and money.

Types of Matters Litigated Civilly

Civil litigation differs from Criminal cases in that it deals with disputes between people that do not involve evaluating a crime. Civil disputes can include business problems, breach of contract, personal injury, and more.

Civil litigation occurs when one party (the plaintiff) initiates a civil lawsuit in court against another party (the defendant). Every State, city and municipality may differ in how they handle certain litigation procedures. The key elements of a civil litigation case include a complaint establishing the harm caused by the defendant, response to the complaint, pleading, discovery, trial and possibly an appeal.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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