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Civil Litigation in Edmonton
As Edmonton's foremost civil litigation attorneys, we protect the rights of the people in our community. We help individuals receive financial compensation or additional remedies for emotional, physical, or financial damages. Over the years, we have helped countless individuals achieve the best possible outcomes, and we are confident we can serve you, too.
Offering the finest civil litigation services in the region, Verhaeghe Law Office is here for you. We file court documents, answer your questions, and act as your advocates from beginning to end. If that sounds like satisfactory legal representation, contact (587) 410-2500 to schedule your consultation.
Common Types of Cases Our Civil Attorneys Address
The depth of our experience encompasses a wide range of legal matters. Seven of the most common areas of litigation our clients often come to us seeking representation for include:
- Business litigation
- Personal injury litigation
- Family litigation
- Employment litigation
- Landlord and tenant dispute litigation
- Financial litigation
- Rest estate litigation
Are you seeking representation for a matter of law that we have left off this list? We specialize in many areas of law beyond those listed above. We’re the right advocates to help you feel prepared and confident as you enter the courtroom for litigation. Allow us to understand your needs in greater detail. Schedule an initial consultation at your earliest convenience.
Fair Representation Starts with an Experienced Civil Solicitor
When you have your day in court, being prepared is a foremost winning strategy. The more credible supporting facts, evidence, and documentation you can provide, the stronger your case will be. Let us help you track down the elements needed to strengthen your case, ensuring you receive fair and thorough representation at every step.
Our experience and success in representing clients from all backgrounds have given us the opportunity to streamline our services to suit you better. Connect with licensed law professionals to learn more about how we can build a solid case together.
What to Expect From Your Civil Suit Lawyer
When you hire one of our rigorously vetted civil suit lawyers, you can expect a high degree of professionalism and a range of in-depth knowledge that would be hard to find elsewhere.
Our goal is to help you take control of your litigation process by contributing what’s essential in the following areas:
- Pre-trial proceedings
If this is your first experience with the courts, you’ll need an intuitive lawyer to help you make the decisions that will culminate in finding the best path forward. We’re here to make difficult situations easier and ensure you’re prepared to present your case in the best light possible.
Discuss your goals with a certified attorney with plenty of experience helping clients settle disputes. Contact our team to reserve an appointment to consult with us.
Civil Dispute Resolution: Your Advocates for a Positive Outcome
Whether you’re involved in a litigation process that involves members of your family, your place of work, a real estate transaction, or personal injury, we’re the advocates you can trust to ensure you receive a fair and positive outcome.
When we put together our long-time group of civil litigation specialists, we took the time to hand-select each individual, ensuring that they represented our values and were dedicated to meeting our standards.
Our criteria include:
- Licensing and background checks
- In-depth knowledge of the rules regarding admissible evidence
- A high level of confidence and mastery of persuasive communication
- Honestyand a commitment to transparency
- Clear communication and problem-solving skills
- Dedication to going above and beyond to serve our clients better
When you face an uncertain future before the courts, don’t put your fate in the hands of an inexperienced law attorney. Contact the team who puts your best interests first every step of the way. Call us today to get started by arranging to consult with us in person.
Attorneys and Advocates at Your Service
Did you suffer at the hands of another's negligence? Are you looking to file a civil suit against an employer because they have breached the terms of your employment contract? Whatever the case, the experienced attorneys at our firm, can be of service. Over the years, we have helped countless individuals receive the financial compensation they need to move forward in life.
The legal experts at our firm do more than help you file the appropriate documents for the civil case. We are attorneys who intend on going the distance for every client we bring into the fold. Let us be the ones to represent you at all junctures. The road to justice might be long, but in good time we will lead you to victory.
With Verhaeghe Law Office as your counsel, you can expect:
- Fast response times
- Thoughtful advice and guidance
- Tailored legal solutions
- Clear, easy-to-follow legal options
- A lawyer committed to your success
Let Your Voice Be Heard
When you are just one tenant up against a landlord or one employee standing against a profitable company, it can be hard for the world to take notice of your concerns. However, when you have the legal expertise of our seasoned attorneys at your disposal, everyone takes notice. We will make sure your voice is heard.
Over the years, we have litigated cases related to:
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Personal injury
- Real estate litigation
- Fraud litigation
- Breaches of contract
- Regulatory compliance
- Business torts
- And more
What Is Civil Litigation?
Civil litigation is the legal term used to describe the legal process applied when two parties go to court for non-criminal matters. It covers an expansive range of legal disputes between two or more parties regarding civil matters. Examples of legal disputes it covers include property disagreements and breaches of contract, among many more.
The civil litigation process:
- The Investigation: To begin, the litigator will conduct an initial investigation, reviewing case information to see whether the lawsuit will hold up in a court of law.
- The Pleadings: The plaintiff and the defendant will then submit initial litigation papers, known as the “pleadings.” First, the plaintiff will file a Statement of Claim, setting out the basis of the lawsuit based on the plaintiff’s version of events. After submitting a Statement of Claim, the plaintiff has one year to serve the Statement of Claim to the defendant. The defendant will then have to submit a Statement of Defence and serve the plaintiff with it before a pre-determined date.
- The Pre-Trial: Prior to the trial, both parties will gather information on each other and from third parties to support their case. During this stage, the plaintiff and defendant will have to submit an Affidavit of Records listing all documents relevant to the case, as well as take up questionings, undertakings, and expert and medical examinations. If both parties agree to a settlement, the case can be resolved before going to trial.
- The Trial: The trial begins with the plaintiff presenting their case and evidence supporting it. Counsel on both sides will present their version of events, and once all witnesses have testified, the judge will deliver their verdict.
- Appeals (if applicable): Following the trial and settlement, a party may file an appeal if unsatisfied with the result. The party in question will then request a higher court (called the appellate court) to review the trial proceedings to affirm or reject the result. Each party will have to present their arguments in briefs to the appellate court, which will then make a decision based on whether they find any legal errors in the previous court’s proceedings. If the appellate court finds an error, they can reverse the verdict or order a new court trial. The appeal process can take a year or longer.
Verhaeghe Law Office works closely with you through every stage of the litigation process to ensure our services meet your needs. We offer comprehensive legal solutions for a wide range of litigation matters, and we work with your best interests at heart. Whether that means reaching a deal in mediation or going to trial, we’ll be there every step of the way to defend your best interests.
What Is the Role of a Civil Lawyer?
Civil lawyers specializing in litigation are known as litigators. They are trained in helping their clients work through non-criminal legal disagreements and disputes. Furthermore, they help resolve conflicts that involve money, property, fraud, and contracts. A litigator can work with two parties or a group of parties involved in a disagreement and has the flexibility to represent either the plaintiffs or the defendants in civil lawsuits.
With respect to protecting your money or a contract between you and another party, you want to make sure to partner with a reputable lawyer to represent your best interest. When it comes to your money, it's always best to hire someone specializing in civil lawsuits – and that's where we come in.
Verhaeghe Law Office is proud to be one of the most trusted and sought-after civil legal firms in the local area, and we look forward to working on your case with you. To learn more or book a consultation, contact us today at (587) 410-2500.
The Results-Driven Litigation Law Firm
Verhaeghe Law Office is all about one thing: Getting you the results you want.
We are an experienced team of lawyers dedicated to giving you thoughtful guidance, sound advice, and masterful legal representation. Our tenacious negotiation tactics—paired with our commanding courtroom presence—ensure regular opportunities to settle your case in your favour.
Our firm combines expert case preparation and a deep working knowledge of the law to help champion our clients’ rights. Rest assured: With us, you have a civil litigation team you can trust.
Affordable Civil Litigation
Many clients come to us at compromised times. Personal injuries or other issues have left their finances in a state of disarray. We sympathize with the plight of our fellow community members, and that is why we price our legal services in a competitive nature.
In the event of a legal victory, we can subtract all legal fees from the client's settlement. It is a popular approach that eases the client's financial burdens.
Would you like to learn more about our legal services? Contact us at your leisure.
Comprehensive Legal Services
Verhaeghe Law Office’s civil litigation professionals in Edmonton are well known for delivering outstanding results to clients just like you, in Edmonton. Civil litigation differs from criminal proceedings in that consequences typically involve paying a monetary fine, known as damages, to the victim(s). Our comprehensive services take you through the preparation, filing, and the court process, vigorously defending your rights, and bringing legal clarity to the tough decisions you are facing. We are pleased to help you with any type of civil litigation in Edmonton and the surrounding areas.
No matter what situation you find yourself in, please get in touch with our team if you feel that you have been wronged and are owed. We promise the most competitive rates in Edmonton, and you always get a fair shake when our litigators defend you.
Some problems are too big to handle on your own and require legal action. Get in touch with our team today if you need our help. You can reach us at (587) 410-2500 to get started.
How to File a Civil Lawsuit in Edmonton
Begin this process as soon as possible by hiring an exceptional legal expert right away. We'll organize your case, collecting and presenting the best possible evidence and facts, on your behalf.
The longer you wait to begin the litigation process, the less legitimacy your claim can have. Also, depending on your case, the litigation process can take anywhere from a few days to a few years to complete, so it's best to get things started.
We know that you could be nervous about the outcome depending on your situation. While we understand how you feel, you should contact us anyway. Verhaeghe Law Office is your best chance at a fair payout or judgment. Please reach out to our team today to file your lawsuit and our incredible litigators will help you through the process every step of the way.
Our lawyers have gone through challenging and diverse trials before, giving you the confidence you need to trust our firm. We specialize in cases that involve conflict or controversy. If you find yourself in such a case, we will be your legal advocate.
To file a civil lawsuit, get in touch with our team, tell us about your situation and that you'd like to file, and we will take care of the rest.
Understanding the Process of Civil Litigation
Whether you are new to a civil lawsuit or have been involved in one or more cases, the process can seem daunting, and oftentimes it can be stressful. That is why it is important to understand the process to help you navigate your case with confidence.
Below is a list of the various stages that are included in civil litigation, and our expert litigators can help you through each stage, including:
- The investigation
- The pleading
- The pre-trial
- The trail
- The settlement
- And the appeal process
If you would like to learn more, we invite you to reach our experts at (587) 410-2500 or fill out our online form to book a consultation.
Can Anyone File a Civil Dispute In Edmonton Courts?
If you feel unsure about the legal processes that await you, don't feel embarrassed. The legal system can be quite difficult to navigate on your own. Thankfully, professionals like us are here to walk you through the proceedings and paperwork.
A civil law dispute can be filed by anyone who feels they have been negatively affected, physically, mentally, or financially harmed or injured as a result of another person's actions or failure to act. Evidence gathering and intuitive preparation are critical to a favorable ruling. Outcomes are determined based on the quality of the evidence presented by both parties, rather than quantity, so don't sweat it if you only have a few items.
To properly get to the bottom of your situation and ensure you get your due compensation, you will require a civil litigator like the ones you can find at Verhaeghe Law Office. We pride ourselves on our research, negotiation, and oral advocacy skills and our analytical skills in logical reasoning. All these qualities and a specialization in interpersonal relations improve your odds of winning your case regardless of what it may be. Anyone can file a civil litigation dispute if they've been wronged – we'll be the team to let you know how to deal with it.
Winning Civil Law Cases in Edmonton
Our experience winning civil law cases speaks for itself. We are well versed in municipal, provincial, and federal laws, recent case rulings and the processes and paperwork it takes to get the compensation you deserve. Our highly-educated team take the grief and uncertainty out of putting the wheels in motion on even the most complex circumstances.
If you have a case with a fighting chance, we can help you win it beyond a reasonable doubt. There are many stages to a civil litigation case, and you can trust our team at every station. From the initial investigations to the appeal process, you can count on Verhaeghe Law Office to help you win your case.
Work with a Knowledgeable Team of Lawyers
When you contact us, you get more than the attention and energy of a single attorney. Working with us allows you to tap into the expertise of our entire law firm. With decades of combined experience to our name, we are more than confident we will be able to help you.
Over the years, our team has seen it all. We are equipped with the knowledge and resources to provide you with superior legal support, and we look forward to doing just that. If you have questions or concerns about the process of civil litigation, or if you've yet to decide whether to move forward with the process, our team would be happy to chat with you and help you make the right decision.
Throughout the entire process of a case, we will stay in communication with our clients. At no point throughout your time with us will you feel confused about where you stand or what you need to do. If you feel confused, we will explain everything we can to you so you feel on top of things.
If you have any questions about a situation where you feel you could be entitled to compensation, act quickly and call us today! Your case will lose steam the longer you wait, and it is best to get started quickly.
Reach us to schedule a personalized consultation and get started on your case today.
Negligence Law Categories
Negligence is a commonly pursued law in Alberta, and breaks down into the following subsections:
- Breach of duty
- Direct cause
- Legal cause
Wherever your situation falls under existing law, we work with you to present the supporting evidence and facts and documents necessary to achieve the best available ruling.
The Best Edmonton Litigation Lawyer for Your Case
We strive to provide the most comprehensive services, at affordable rates, making our compassionate services accessible to all. A good litigation lawyer will go to bat for you when you've been hurt, at no fault of your own, but a great one like us will give you the confidence you need to gain peace of mind throughout the whole process.
When you contact us about hiring a lawyer in a civil litigation suit, we'll schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. This meeting will allow us to get an understanding of your case and match you with an expert that is well-suited to your needs.
We know that you're busy, and we'll do what we can to work around your schedule.
A Law Firm with a 50 Year History
Having served the local area for many decades, Verhaeghe Law Office is a name you can trust whenever you need a civil attorney. We promise to approach your civil dispute with the same care and attention that we have offered our clients throughout our time in business. Contact us today to learn more about our legal services and how we can help your case.
While there are other legal teams working in Edmonton, our experts specialize in civil litigation and have an unparalleled experience. If you'd like to learn more about why Verhaeghe Law Office is the best choice for your case, please contact our representatives by phone or email.
Versatile Civil Litigation Attorneys in Edmonton
Having found success in many different civil lawsuits, you can feel confident when we are handling your case. Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, we promise to use the full extent of our abilities to represent you. Some of the cases we are qualified to handle include:
- Business law
- Personal injury
- Breach of contract
- Landlord-tenant disputes
- Real estate litigation
- And more
Working with Our Civil Litigation Team on a Range of Issues
When you're faced with a legal dispute and unsure of how to move forward, not knowing your legal rights will only worsen your situation. It's essential to know where you stand legally to help you navigate the dispute in a way that supports your best interest in the case. As distressing as this sounds, it makes the process much more manageable and elevates the probability of you winning your case. Seeking the appropriate legal resources is the best way to get this done, and this is how we can help you.
Here at Verhaeghe Law Office, our litigators have worked on countless cases related to everything from family law to environmental law to estate litigation and everything in between. If you are unsure of your legal rights and how a litigator can help you, be sure to contact our office to learn more. We will gather all the pertinent details about your case and provide you with the best legal course of action.
Commercial Litigation and Corporate Claims: Expert Civil Suit Lawyers on Your Side
Our expert commercial litigation and corporate claims specialists are the civil suit lawyers you want on your team. With a solid track record for achieving the best possible results, you can rest assured your interests will be well represented in court. Whether you are planning to make a claim for damage, you have recently been served with a claim yourself, or you anticipate you might be facing a claim in the future, we’re the law professionals who deeply understand the process.
We’ll guide you through with the precision and care only a seasoned expert can provide. Reach us by phone or email to book a consultation.
Best Civil Lawyer for Matters in Construction Law
Need a top-rated civil lawyer to help you settle a construction law claim? Some of the most common causes of construction disputes can include:
- Construction delays that lead to conflicts between both parties
- Errors in contracts
- Poor quality construction or construction materials
- Unfulfilled contract obligations
- Poor project management
- And much more
Allow us to walk you through the process of filing or receiving a construction dispute claim. Connect with our team to learn more during a risk-free consultation.
Pick the Right Civil Attorneys to Assist in Your Defamation Case
How can our civil attorneys assist you in your defamation case? To start, we can move quickly to have the material in question removed from circulation to minimize harm as much as possible.
Second, we will help you take the necessary steps to seek any damages you may be entitled to. Don’t hesitate to consult with our licensed professionals for the answers to any questions you may have.
Defamation is serious and can seriously impact your life without being appropriately handled. If your career, career trajectory, or personal relations have been sullied by slander, please speak with our team and describe the situation. We will let you know if you have a case and whether it stands a chance in the court.
Choose a Top Civil Attorney for Employment Litigation Matters
When you are dealing with employment litigation matters, you’ll need a top-recommended civil attorney to provide you with expert advice and guidance throughout the entire process. We specialize in assisting with:
- Wrongful dismissal
- Constructive dismissal
- And more
Take the next step by dialing our number to book a consultation with one of the area’s best-rated civil law layers.
Our Complex Civil Litigation Experts Guide You Through Estate Litigation
If you’ve recently experienced the loss of a loved one, you may now be facing disputes concerning their estate. Let our seasoned team ensure you receive your fair share of what you are entitled to. We walk you through the process of:
- Dispute resolution
- Mediation of estate
- and much more
We’re looking forward to working with you. Please don’t hesitate to phone us to go over the details of your circumstances during a free consultation.
Our Professional Litigation Attorneys Help You Navigate Family Law
Our compassionate team is the litigation attorney that helps you find a clear path through the complexities of family law. The following are some of the most common areas of family law we assist our clients with:
- Child support
- Custody and access agreements
- Spousal support
Do you have questions about your family law claim or a claim that has been filed against you? Reach us to book an appointment to discuss the details during a no-obligation consultation.
Civil Litigation Lawyers That Care About Your Story
As part of our mission to provide our clients with exceptional legal services, we work hard to personalize our approach to every case. When you work with us, you will find that we always take the time to listen to our clients and understand the full picture of your situation. You never have to worry about us trying to fit you into a box, which is where the true value of our service is.
The more information we have about your case, the better we will be able to serve you, so please let us in on the details from the get-go!
Great Communication Throughout Your Civil Litigation
If you want to make sure you stay informed during the entire legal process, then Verhaeghe Law Office is the law firm for you. We work hard to keep our clients up to date and explain everything to them in terms they can understand. Going through a lawsuit can be a confusing process, but it doesn't have to be when you work with us.
We are more than happy to answer questions about your case at any time. Our legal team is available throughout the week to check in with you, address inquiries and concerns, and let you know how the process is going. Never hesitate to get in touch with us!
Practical Solutions for Your Civil Dispute
We never complicate things or strive for unrealistic goals. Rather, our lawyers bring an informed and level-headed viewpoint to your litigation process. We will work with you to bring the best possible outcome to your case, so you never have to think about what could have been done differently.
When you choose to work with our experts, you can rest assured you're in very capable hands. We won't beat around the bush - we'll tell you what you need to know and use our resources to play your case smart from start to finish.
A Technologically Oriented Law Firm
We have never been afraid of embracing modern solutions. By utilizing the latest technology to approach your case from all angles, we are able to provide the most comprehensive legal representation around. Our firm operates with the highest standards in security and efficiency, which is demonstrated through our advanced resources.
This technology allows us to do our job better than ever before. In many cases, it speeds up the process, prevents slip-ups, and makes sure the case is taken care of more accurately too.
Conveniently Located Law Firm
Another added benefit of working with our team is our easily accessible law office. You will have no problem finding our building or getting a parking spot, which makes our legal services all the more advantageous.
If you'd like directions to our law office, or if you have other logistical inquiries, please don't hesitate to give our experts a call at your convenience.
Save Money on Legal Fees
Our honest and affordable pricing ensures that you never overpay for the legal services you need. We have always prided ourselves on our fair rates-something that has also helped us create many satisfied clients. Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn more about our rates for your particular case type and what we can do for you.
Wrongful Death Law
In Alberta, wrongful death suits must follow the Fatal Accidents Act. During a difficult time like this, it is important to protect your best interests and ease your burden by seeking professional assistance. We can help you build and present the supporting evidence you need to receive the compensation and damages you deserve.
Civil Legal Advice
Our reputation is built on giving our clients in Edmonton the best civil legal advice and the support they need. We go the extra distance to streamline your experience and remove unnecessary stress. Don't accept “wisdom” from just anyone. The success of your case and the compensation you are owed is too important not to consult with a licensed professional. To request more information on the full range of civil litigation advice and services we provide, call our Edmonton office today. Our friendly staff will set you up with a no-obligation consultation.
Work with the Area’s Best Civil Litigation Attorney’s
When you are looking to file a lawsuit, you don’t want to hire just any old lawyer. You want to hire a lawyer that specializes in civil litigation, and if you’re searching for specialized care in Edmonton, Verhaeghe Law Office has you covered.
Contact our expert team today and enjoy a customized approach to civil law like no other. Our team looks forward to not only meeting but exceeding your expectations!