Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is the process of law and legal proceedings in which private legal disputes between individuals or organizations are resolved in a court of law. There are many types of such disputes such as workers’ compensation, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance, probate, and will contests, to name a few. Most civil litigation matters are primarily if not exclusively financial in nature.

The Vermont civil litigation lawyers at Brady / Donahue, represent individuals and organizations in a variety of civil litigation matters in the Superior Courts and in the Federal Courts, most frequently in Vermont but also in New Hampshire. We are also frequently hired by insurers to defend a variety of types of civil litigation. The types of civil litigation we handle include:

  • workers’ compensation

  • personal injury

  • wrongful death

  • uninsured and underinsured motorist

  • insurance disputes

Each client, and each dispute, is different. From the outset we take the time to understand the details of your dispute and your goals. Then we plan and execute on a client-specific plan tailored to accomplishing your goals. Most clients seek initially a prompt, efficient, and cost-effective solution short of litigation, and a solution which is proportionate in cost and resources to the monetary value of the dispute. We work with our clients to achieve these ends. Most, but not all, cases can be resolved without protracted litigation but when necessary to achieve your goals, our lawyers will file and then fight your case, or defend you, through trial and appeal.

When cases are not resolved pre-suit the opportunities for a resolution by settlement do not end. Vermont courts, both state and federal, require mandatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which in Vermont typically means mediation. Our civil litigation attorneys routinely represent individuals and organizations at mediation. However, we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach with our clients’ litigated cases. We will look for opportunities, throughout the entire life of your litigated case, to achieve a client-favorable negotiated settlement.

Studies show that the overwhelming majority, perhaps as much as 90-95%, of civil cases are resolved at some point short of a full trial. Whether your case is one of the 95% or the 5%, having a Vermont lawyer with the experience to counsel you about what can reasonably be expected for a range of outcomes if you take your case all the way to verdict will put you in a position to make informed decisions regarding settlement vs. trial. From start to finish of your civil litigation matter we provide prompt, efficient, and effective legal services with the steadfast aim of achieving the best possible outcome for the client.

If you need assistance in a Civil Litigation matter, our team has the experience and passion to help you pursue justice. To learn more about our experience and how we can help you with your case, please contact us or call today (802) 885-2001.