Civil Litigation

Understanding Civil Litigation

What is Civil Litigation?

Civil litigation is a legal process in which individuals, businesses, or entities resolve disputes in a court setting, without involving criminal sanctions. Civil litigation cases can arise from a variety of disputes, including personal injury, contract breaches, employment matters, or even real estate conflicts. Civil litigation can be a challenging and contentious process, often involving disputes between individuals, businesses, or organizations seeking resolution through the legal system.

At Stubbs & Perdue, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional legal representation in a cost-effective manner.  We regularly represent both plaintiffs who initiate the lawsuit and defendants who must respond and defend an action.  

Contact Stubbs & Perdue to discuss the specifics of your case.  We will provide an initial evaluation of your case and help ensure that you do not overlook any possible claims, defenses, or time sensitive case deadlines.

 

North Carolina State and federal courts

Different rules apply in North Carolina state and federal courts.  It can be challenging to navigate between them and many attorneys choose to only practice in one or the other.  

Stubbs & Perdue routinely represents clients at all levels of state and federal court.  

Our attorneys are experienced at all trial levels in North Carolina.  We have experience with North Carolina appellate and business court matters as well.

Stubbs & Perdue focuses much of its federal court practice in the Eastern District of North Carolina.  We routinely represent clients in civil litigation matters including adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.

Case deadlines often vary depending on which court is involved.  

Contact Stubbs & Perdue to discuss the specifics of your case.  We will provide an initial evaluation of your case and help ensure that you do not overlook any possible claims, defenses, or time sensitive case deadlines.

Common Types Of Civil Litigation​

Navigating the complex world of civil litigation can be daunting, especially when facing issues such as contract disputes, personal injury claims, property disputes, and employment law cases. Each of these common types of civil litigation presents unique challenges, making it imperative to have a skilled lawyer by your side. At Stubbs & Perdue, we understand the intricacies of these cases and are committed to providing our clients with exceptional legal representation.

Breach of Contract Disputes

A contract dispute arises when one or more parties to an agreement fails to fulfill an obligation.  It is important to review the terms of the agreement to determine if a party has breached the contract.  

Whether you are seeking to enforce an agreement or defend against alleged breaches – we want to ensure that your interests are protected.  The attorneys at Stubbs & Perdue are experienced at both pursuing and defending breach of contract disputes.  

It is common in breach of contract disputes that each party pays their own attorney fees and costs.  At Stubbs & Perdue, we are open to discuss various billing methods including hourly billing, contingency fee, and hybrid billing options.  Our goal is to provide you with exceptional legal representation in a cost-effective manner.

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Personal Injury Claims

A personal injury may involve physical injury, emotional or mental injury, or property damage caused by another party’s negligence.  You may be entitled to damages if you can prove that the other party was at fault.  

The amount and type of damages you may be entitled to receive will depend on many factors.  You need an experienced lawyer who can properly evaluate your case and effectively argue for your rightful compensation. 

Stubbs & Perdue has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in personal injury cases, securing settlements and verdicts that help them recover physically, emotionally, and financially.  Attorney fees for personal injury matters may be collected on a contingency fee basis from the damages awarded.  

 

The attorneys at Stubbs & Perdue are also experienced in defending clients against an alleged personal injury.  We will help you raise defenses to the action and provide cost-effective representation. Contact Stubbs & Perdue to discuss the specifics of your case.  We will provide an initial evaluation of your case and help ensure that you do not overlook any possible claims, defenses, or time sensitive case deadlines.

Property Disputes

Legal disputes over property, whether residential or commercial, require a nuanced understanding of real estate law.  

Stubbs & Perdue has extensive experience in handling property disputes for both property owners and parties seeking to enforce a contract.  From boundary issues to title discrepancies we will work tirelessly to protect your property rights. 

North Carolina case law and any contract language often play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the case.  

Contact Stubbs & Perdue to discuss the specifics of your case.  We will provide an initial evaluation of your case and help ensure that you do not overlook any possible claims, defenses, or time sensitive case deadlines.

Collection Defense

Collection of a claim, lawsuit, or judgment in North Carolina may depend on the type of case and North Carolina or federal statute presented.  

The collection process is extremely time sensitive. We recommend you contact an experienced attorney to help you defend against collection.  

Different federal and state laws may apply which enable you to protect your property.  If these deadlines expire your protection rights may be waived.

Stubbs & Perdue has experience defending clients in collection matters.  The attorneys at Stubbs & Perdue have helped numerous clients protect property by claiming it exempt and settled matters even after a judgment is obtained.  

Contact our office to discuss your options.  We will review your case and make appropriate recommendations.

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