Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Orlowsky & Wilson, Ltd., specializes in defending and prosecuting civil lawsuits.

Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seeks money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.” Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations, and mediations before administrative agencies, federal, state, and local courts.

Civil litigation can be divided into seven stages:

  • Investigation
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Pre-trial
  • Trial
  • Settlement
  • Appeal

Not every lawsuit passes through each stage of litigation; most lawsuits are settled prior to trial and many cases that reach a trial verdict are not appealed. The lifespan of a lawsuit can range from several months to several years.

Complex civil litigation often takes years to pass from pre-suit investigation through trial/settlement. Discovery is the longest and most labor-intensive stage of civil litigation. Contrary to the image portrayed by television, civil litigators spend little time in trial; most time is devoted to the discovery stage of litigation.

Orlowsky & Wilson, Ltd. are experienced and professional litigators. After years of practice we have honed skills necessary for successful litigation:

  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural law
  • Strong written and oral advocacy skills
  • Analytical and logical reasoning abilities
  • Ability to synthesize complex legal and facts
  • Knowledge of legal research techniques and software
  • Client development skills
  • Negotiation skills

Our excellent skills allow us to settle many cases long before the litigation process has run its course through the court system.

No matter if we are representing a plaintiff or a defendant, our philosophy is always the same; be thorough, be accessible, and be aggressive. We always keep in mind what result you are looking for.

Many of our clients have never been involved in a lawsuit before. We understand that being a party to litigation can be stressful so we take the time to educate you and keep you informed from start to finish. It is our policy to treat every lawsuit, big or small, with sensitivity, competency, and skill.

To schedule your free initial consultation, email or call us today! 847-325-5559

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