Daytona Beach Civil Litigation Lawyer
Serving Clients Throughout Florida
Civil litigation is typically required when one individual or business
entity sues another to recoup monetary damages or awards. According to
Florida law, corporate plaintiffs and defendants are required to have
an attorney in all cases, except for small claims court.
At The Law Office of Robert Stepniak, we offer skilled representation for
civil matters and contract disputes. Our team of litigators can effectively
serve you and ensure that your legal rights are protected every step of
the way. We can litigate the following kinds of cases:
Civil cases are different than criminal cases. This is because civil lawsuits
are not brought forth by a prosecutor, district attorney, or agent of
the state. Instead, these cases are brought forth by an individual or
Civil lawsuits are generally limited to monetary damages, while criminal
cases often lead to jail time. Special rules regarding what kind of evidence
is admissible and what must be proven for a plaintiff or a defendant,
apply to both civil and criminal cases.
Small claims courts are typically used to resolve relatively small monetary
disputes. Common cases heard in small claims court include:
- Failure to repay a loan
- Improperly repairing a vehicle or appliance
- Not meeting the terms of a contract
Small claims court can’t be used to file for divorce, guardianship,
name change, or bankruptcy. Additionally, lawsuits against the federal
government, federal agencies, or federal employees cannot be brought in
small claims court.
Landlord & Tenant Disputes
Both landlords and tenants are entitled to specific rights under the law.
However, if a dispute arises between a tenant and landlord, civil litigation
might be needed. We can assist with cases related to:
- Residential & Commercial Leases
- Eviction Filing Results
- Co-Signer Liability Issues
- Security Deposit Returns
- Property Maintenance
Speak with Our Team Today
We understand that minimizing your litigation expenses is important to
you. That is why our litigators explore multiple ways of resolving civil
disputes, including negotiation and mediation. Our goal is to provide
friendly and efficient legal services that you can depend on. Let us put
our skills to work for you.
Contact our Daytona Beach civil litigation lawyer
to get started on your free consultation.