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A lawsuit is a civil action brought in a court of law.  A lawsuit involves a claim by one party against another. For more than 18 years Basil Bain, of The Bain Law Firm, has been providing experienced and devoted representation for clients, both plaintiff and defendant, with a civil matter to resolve.

Attorney Basil Bain helps his clients navigate the complex steps that are part of a civil lawsuit. The process starts when the plaintiff files a complaint. The complaint along with a summons is delivered to the defendant who usually has 20 days to respond.  The defendant may also file a counterclaim. Both parties now use the process of discovery to gather facts and evidence about the dispute.

At this point it may be possible to use alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration to settle out of court. If this is not possible, the suit will go to trial and be heard by either a judge and/or a jury. Finally, a judgment will be entered and an appeal may be filed if necessary.

Not all lawsuits go to trial but if yours does it will be important to have an attorney who is an experienced litigator on your side. At The Bain Law Firm we work hard to help our clients achieve their objectives. We’re here to help you when you need it most.