Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation is an umbrella term that includes pre-suit negotiations (such as demand letters, cease and desist notices and similar) as well as action that involves the courts. Examples of litigation include claims for breach of contract or "torts" which include causes of action such as assault and battery, civil theft, conversion, defamation and land disputes (such as ejectment and partition). The phrase is also used to describe actions involving petitioning for or defending against a civil injunctions. In most instances, the single most important thing to understand about civil litigation is that timing is everything. In Florida a person who has been served with a lawsuit only has 20 days from the date of service to respond to the lawsuit. The problem that I see the most is the prospective client who has waited too long and now has a deadline looming that may bar them from adequately defending themselves. Litigation is rarely 'fun' but there are many proactive measures that parties can take to limit the negative elements associated with it. If a client is seeking to civilly prosecute an action, timing can be just as important because certain suits must be filed within a specified period of time (called a "Statute of Limitations"). Furthermore, certain types of lawsuits require "pre-suit notice" and it is essential to address these matters in a prompt and precise manner.

In addition to Civil Litigation, I also advise local small businesses in how to minimize their exposure to legal action and provide contract drafting and review services as well as 'on-retainer' agreements for companies that wish to have immediate access to an attorney.

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With its experienced litigation and trial attorneys, the Law Office of Zach McCormick accepts cases of this type. If you would like to schedule a consultation in relation to Florida civil litigation, please call the Law Office of Zach McCormick at (352)742-7474 to schedule an appointment. Please note, due to demand, consultations are scheduled on a 'first-come, first-serve' basis and are frequently set out by a week or more depending on attorney availability. Consultations last up to an hour and are most productive when the consulting attorney has been given the opportunity review any relevant case material in advance of your consult. For this reason, please take care to compile relevant documents, photographs/video, messages (such as text messages) and send them in advance of your appointment. A consultation fee will apply unless otherwise stated and must be paid on the day of your consultation.

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Please be aware that although there is attorney-client privilege during your consultation and you may seek to retain this firm following a consultation, no ongoing attorney-client relationship is created through the mere act of taking a consultation with Zach McCormick Attorney at Law, PLLC and its agents. Instead, if you wish to retain the services of Zach McCormick Attorney at Law, PLLC, a formal written representation agreement must be executed by both the law office and the client and payment must also be fully tendered.