Civil Litigation

If you are in need of an attorney and facing uncertainty, Gudeman will manage all phases of the lawsuit process and help give you assurance. Civil litigation refers to a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages, property or specific performance, which is the performance of a contractual duty. A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a litigator or trial lawyer. Litigation attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases and manage all phases of the lawsuit process from investigation, pleadings and discovery to pre-trial hearings and depositions, trial, settlement and appeal. Before going to trial, there can also be an attempt to guide the parties toward a settlement held before administrative agencies or court personnel without the time and expense of going to court, which is called arbitration or mediation. If you are in need of an attorney to be your advocate, Gudeman will work hard for you to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.

Collections

When your debt goes to collections, turn to Gudeman, the tried-and-true, proven professional who has been successfully assisting clients for over 45 years. If you become significantly delinquent on a debt, the original company owed may write-off the debt as a loss and then sell it to a collection agency. A collection agency, also known as a debt collector, is a business or another entity that specializes in debt collection, and they are one of the most complained about businesses according to the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Some collection agencies may resort to using scare tactics and harassment such as calling you at work and texting your personal phone. Furthermore, they may charge interest on your debts, which only adds to the already existent debt. If you or your business owe money to a collection agency, you need to speak with an experienced lawyer. For over 45 years, Gudeman has used our expertise and knowledge of laws to ensure you are fully protected. We can stop the letters, phone calls and texting from the collection agencies immediately and help you regain control.