Civil Litigation: Protect Your Rights, Your Legal Interests and Your Property

Civil litigation is a powerful tool for settling disputes and righting wrongs. When someone refuses to do as they’ve agreed or contracted to do or they understand the agreement differently than you…when they’ve hurt you or damaged your property…when they violate your rights or cheated you out of money or property… and they refuse to make amends or even negotiate with you about the matter, filing a lawsuit can force the other party to recognize your complaint, bring resolution to the issue, and bind the parties to the resolution.

Civil litigation attorney Stephen Slaven has over 13 years of litigation and trial experience and each case he works benefits from years of investigative experience as well. His skill at identifying and collecting evidence and his sophisticated litigation tactics have achieved results for the people and businesses he serves and earned him a reputation as a successful litigator.

Should You File a Complaint/Lawsuit in Civil Court

Lawsuits can be filed against any person, business, organization or legal entity to resolve just about any sort of complaint or disagreement. However, civil litigation is only a good answer to a problem if the following conditions apply:

  • You can’t reach an agreement or settlement with the defendant outside of court, including circumstances in which the defendant can’t be reached or found or is unknown
  • You can prove that the defendant is the person/entity responsible for whatever you are suing them over
  • You can prove that you were indeed wronged or your interpretation of an agreement is correct through evidence, facts and the law
  • It is possible to collect on any damages awarded or enforce any injunction ordered, i.e. if the defendant has no means of paying the damages you seek, it will not be worth the effort and expense of litigating the matter

The Slaven Law Firm, LLC can help you determine whether you have a strong case for litigating. In some cases disputes and complaints can be resolved simply by having Mr. Slaven contact the other party as your lawyer and indicate you are willing to take the matter to court. The desire to avoid the time, expense and public scrutiny of a lawsuit is often impetus enough to spur a defendant to action.

Defense Against a Civil Lawsuit

Slaven Law Firm also represents defendants in lawsuits, defending clients just as aggressively and with the same investigative skills and sophisticated tactics he employs for complainants. If someone has filed a complaint against you in court or has threatened to do so, Mr. Slaven can review your case and recommend a course of action. If going to mediation or trial is appropriate or unavoidable, Mr. Slaven can also help you collect evidence in support of your case and represent you in court or before a mediator or arbiter.

Matters for Civil Litigation

Slaven Law Firm takes on a wide variety of litigation matters, including the following:


  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Vendor Disputes
  • Zoning Disputes
  • Breach of Lease
  • Non-Compete Agreement Violations
  • Insurance/Coverage Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business Tort
  • Defamation/Libel/Slander
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Property Damage Torts
  • Consumer Fraud Claims
  • Purchase Agreement Disputes
  • Ownership Disputes
  • Easement Disputes
  •  Contest of Wills
  • Estate Litigation

Cost-Effective Resolutions to Most Any Civil Litigation Matter

Have a need to file a lawsuit over matters other than those listed here? Stephen Slaven has the experience and skill to handle most any litigation needs. Bring your dispute or complaint to Slaven Law Firm, LLC and Mr. Slaven will be happy to review your case and recommend a course of action based on his experience and legal expertise. If Mr. Slaven cannot provide the legal assistance for your case, he can help to recommend an attorney that may be able to help.

Call our Mercer County litigation attorney’s office today to schedule your free initial consultation: (609) 587-3250.

Other practice areas:

Personal Injury Law
Worker’s Compensation Claims
Construction Litigation
Criminal Defense