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Litigation Lawyer in Washington, D.C. & Virginia

Effectively Representing Our Clients’ Interests In & Out of the Courtroom

Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, when you are part of a civil lawsuit in Virginia, you need a knowledgeable litigation attorney with courtroom experience to guide you through the process from filing the complaint to the trial. A civil lawsuit can be costly and have long-lasting effects on your finances. Ninety-five percent of attorneys never present a case in front of a judge or jury, but the attorneys at S.L. England, PLLC, have the courtroom experience to best protect your interests.

Contact our office today by calling (202) 759-2333 or filling out our online form.

The Litigation Process

Litigation begins with the plaintiff filing a Complaint and serving it on the defendant. The defendant then files a response within 21 days of being served. This response includes the defendant’s objections to the complaint and any counterclaims against the plaintiff. If the defendant fails to respond, the court may issue a default judgment in the plaintiff’s favor, so if you have been served with a civil lawsuit, you should contact a litigation attorney immediately.

The next step in a civil lawsuit is Discovery, where both sides use interrogatories and depositions to gather information about the case. Settlement negotiations may occur during this time. If the parties are unable to reach a settlement out of court before the trial date, a judge or a jury hears the case and makes a determination based on a “preponderance of the evidence.”

Although exact timelines vary by jurisdiction, in District Court and Circuit Courts in Alexandria & Washington, DC, the time between filing the complaint and the trial is approximately one year.

Types of Litigation

The litigation attorneys at S.L. England, PLLC, represent plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil cases, including, but not limited to:

Do You Need a Litigation Attorney?

Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant in a civil lawsuit, you need an aggressive attorney to fight for you. Civil lawsuits can have serious effects on your finances for many years. Each civil case is unique, and the experienced litigation attorneys at S.L. England, PLLC, have the courtroom experience necessary to present a strong case to the judge or the jury.

If you are considering filing a lawsuit, or if you have been served with one, call us today at (202) 759-2333 or contact us online.

The Firm You Want

See What Makes Us Different
  • Personal Representation

    Many law firms use students, interns, and junior attorneys to interact with clients and do most of the work on a case. We believe in direct representation.

  • Experienced Trial Attorney

    95% of attorneys are not trial attorneys. Most have never stepped foot in court to make oral argument before a judge. It makes a big difference: good lawyers must have the ability to argue your case in open court.

  • Diverse Background

    With the experience of numerous federal and international investigations, a background being a former prosecutor, and years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety civil actions, S.L. England, PLLC is the firm you want.

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