When two or more parties become embroiled in a legal dispute seeking money or another specific performance rather than criminal sanctions, civil litigation is the result. Being in general practice allows Brooke to represent clients across a broad spectrum of legal matters and their associated proceedings, including pretrial hearings and depositions, as well as arbitration or mediation before administrative agencies or court personnel. Civil litigation can be divided into several stages, including investigation, pleadings, discovery, pretrial proceedings, potential settlement or trial, and even appeal. Discovery is typically the longest and most labor-intensive stage of a case. Unlike the way they’re often portrayed on television, civil attorneys spend comparatively little time in trial. If you need an attorney’s advice, please don’t hesitate to contact Brooke today.