Civil Litigation


20 Miles Law

Jacksonville Florida Law Office

20 Miles Law represents clients in different types of civil litigation cases.  Usually, a Florida civil case stems from one person committing a wrong act against another person.  While the conduct may not arise to the level required for a Florida criminal case, there may be grounds to file a civil lawsuit.  Sometimes, you know that you have been wronged in someway, but you are not sure if you can file a lawsuit in Jacksonville, Florida.  A Jacksonville Civil Lawyer can review your case to see if there are any grounds to file a complaint in a Florida court.  You should not delay speaking with a Jacksonville Lawyer about your case.  Florida has a statute of limitations that applies to Jacksonville civil cases.  If you wait too long, you may be waiving your ability to ever pursue a civil lawsuit.  With a civil case, you do not want to sit on your rights.

Whether you are seeking to bring a civil claim against someone or you need to defend against a Jacksonville lawsuit.  20 Miles Law can help you file a claim and seek recovery or defend against the allegations.   By talking with a Jacksonville Civil Litigation Attorney, you can evaluate your options.  In some Florida civil cases, you may not want to directly pursue a Florida lawsuit.  Instead, you may want to try to work the case out with the other party.  In the long run, this could end up saving you a lot of time and money.  Not only will you avoid the costs and fees associated with civil litigation in Florida, you will avoid extensive attorney’s fees for a Jacksonville Florida Lawyer.  If you do want to settle your Florida case, a Jacksonville Civil Litigation Attorney can help you with this.  A Jacksonville Civil Lawyer can send the proper demand letters, depending on the Florida law that you have a claim under.  A Jacksonville Civil Lawyer may be able to talk with the other party and settle the Florida civil dispute without having to file a lawsuit.

On the other hand, the case may not work out, so a lawsuit may need to be filed by a Jacksonville Florida Attorney.  Once the Florida lawsuit is filed, the civil litigation will begin.  A Jacksonville Civil Lawyer will need to file several pleadings and conduct discovery, including requests for production of documents, requests for admissions, interrogatories, and depositions of witnesses.  In some cases, the Jacksonville lawsuit may be sent to mediation.  If the case does not settle in mediation or otherwise, the case will go to a Jacksonville jury trial or Jacksonville bench trial in front of a judge. You need a Jacksonville Florida Lawyer with experience in the courtroom and with Jacksonville jury trials.  20 Miles Law can help you with your Jacksonville civil case.

If a Florida complaint has been filed against you in Duval, St. Johns, Clay, or Nassau County, there are things that you should know in order to protect yourself.  In most cases, you have only 20 days to respond the Florida complaint.  If you do not respond with an answer or the proper motion, the Plaintiff will obtain a default judgment against you.  If you continue to ignore the case, it will not go away on its own.  Instead, the Plaintiff will obtain a judgment against you and then, the Plaintiff will seek to collect money from you.  At that time, you will not longer be able to defend against the Florida lawsuit. Therefore, it is important that a Jacksonville Civil Lawyer respond properly to the Complaint.  If you respond without seeking the advise of a Jacksonville Lawyer, you may be waiving certain defenses.

Jacksonville civil litigation cases can arise from a variety of circumstances, ranging from Property Litigation, Torts, Florida Civil Theft.  20 Miles Law can help you with Contract Claims, including, breach of contract.  Contact a Jacksonville Lawyer if you have any questions a Jacksonville civil lawsuit.  If, for some reason, 20 Miles law is unable to handle your case, we will help you find a Jacksonville Florida Attorney that can take care of your Florida case.