Certain skills and knowledge are essential to litigation practice.

What is Civil Litigation?

Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek 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, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts.


The role of the civil litigation professional is challenging and diverse. Since civil litigation is an adversarial process, litigation attorneys and paralegals must be willing to assume an oppositional position and embrace conflict and controversy. Civil litigation attorneys and paralegals often work long hours, especially during trial, and perform occasional travel.


Civil litigation

Seasoned Federal, State and Appellate Litigators

Some attorneys promote their ability to resolve cases short of appearing in court. That claim fails to recognize that litigation is often the best way to resolve a case. We are more than just attorneys at John Peter Lee, Ltd., in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are aggressive civil litigators.

Mediation is cheaper. Arbitration is more cost-effective. However, being open to civil litigation can send a strong message to the opposing side that we are serious about resolving your case.

From Divorce to Eminent Domain, We can Help

At the law firm of John Peter Lee, Ltd., we have aggressively represented our clients in litigating the following types of cases:

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Construction Law

Exploring All Options

You do not want an attorney who shies away from litigation. Nor do you want a lawyer who immediately files a lawsuit without considering any other means of resolution.

We take a detail-oriented approach to your legal matter and identify various options for you to consider. Sometimes, arbitration is the best way to proceed. But what happens when negotiations fail? You need options.

Finding Resolution Through Civil Litigation

Our civil litigators have appeared in state, federal and appeals courts. We do not hesitate if civil litigation is the best option to resolve disputes. That approach coupled with our experience and diligence has earned our firm a reputation for success.