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Civil Defense

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Civil Suit Defense Attorney in Modesto, CA

Facing a Lawsuit or Legal Action?

Unresolved disputes can have a big impact on your bottom line as a business owner or private individual. For example, a legal dispute can slow down your business or prevent you from going to work. In addition, pleadings, motions, discovery, depositions, pretrial, trial, settlement and appeals are all complex. The smallest mistake or overlooked detail can have a big impact on the outcome of your civil litigation case. You could face a lengthy and costly trial without reliable and experienced representation. A Modesto civil defense attorney from our law firm can work to provide you with competent, thoughtful advice, build your defense, and get you the best possible result in any civil dispute.

If you are facing a lawsuit or legal action in Modesto or the surrounding area, contact the civil suit defense attorneys at Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger today! We work hard to reach the best possible outcome.

At Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger, we believe you deserve to have your rights protected. We understand how complicated, frustrating and time consuming these disputes can be. As a result, we use our experience to help you come to a swift and favorable resolution. If you are involved in a lawsuit or civil dispute, we can help. No matter what kind of claim you face or what industry is involved, we have the resources to strengthen your defense.

What Does a Civil Defense Attorney Do?

Overall, the responsibilities, duties and role of a civil litigation attorney are diverse and challenging. Our Modesto civil defense attorneys will advocate for you to achieve the best possible outcome. As these duties involve a heated process full of disputes, civil litigation is often adversarial. Our civil lawyers are willing to put him or herself in the line of fire for you. A trial lawyer faces controversy and conflict to effectively protect their clients. You can be sure that with our civil litigation attorneys on your side, your legal team will fight to defend your rights.

A reliable and experienced trial attorney will be involved at all stages of your civil litigation case, including:

  • Investigation
  • Pleadings 
  • Discovery 
  • Depositions
  • Motions 
  • Pretrial proceedings
  • Mediation 
  • Settlement 
  • Trial/litigation 
  • Appeals

Each stage may be different, depending on the nature of your civil dispute. For example, during the discovery stage, our Modesto civil defense attorneys may be able to reach an agreement with the other party. Furthermore, a case can settle during a trial. Typically, a good Modesto defense attorney will work to settle your claim before a trial starts. However, if a settlement is impossible, then you need a qualified team of trial lawyers to defend you in court.

When Do I Need a Civil Litigation Lawyer to Defend Me?

A civil lawsuit may be filed when one or more parties are seeking monetary compensation from another party. While some civil claims can be resolved out of court, in some cases, litigation is unavoidable. Usually, lawyers that specialize in civil litigation are known as trial lawyers. These attorneys practice across a broad spectrum of law. A civil litigation lawyer assists with investigation, pleadings, hearings, depositions, conducting discovery, and arbitration or mediation. Our Modesto civil defense attorneys can represent and guide you through a complete civil lawsuit process. 

We have experience building a strong defense for disputes involving:

  • Employment Law —As a rule, employment law litigation can resolve all manner of employment disputes. Such cases may involve wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, discrimination, misclassification issues, administrative proceedings including 132a hearings in front of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and wage and hour claims before the Labor Commissioner and other concerns. Our Modesto attorneys defend employers in these types of claims.
  • Business Disputes — Unfortunately, a business dispute can threaten your ability to run your business. A civil litigation lawyer can help you navigate torts, shareholder disputes, consumer actions, product liability concerns and contract disputes.
  • Agricultural Law — Farmers and agricultural operators are the backbone of the economy. Thus, standards and laws exist to protect the rights of agribusiness and safeguard the economy. However, disputes can arise that involve local government, environmental regulation and neighbor complaints. Our attorneys can defend you and your farm in these circumstances.
  • Personal Injury — Our attorneys defend individuals and businesses against claims that negligence caused injury to another party.

Unresolved Legal Dispute? Contact Our Modesto Civil Defense Attorneys Now

The attorneys at Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger have over 100 years of combined experience representing a wide range of clients in civil claims. Our Modesto civil defense attorneys have an overlapping skillset that makes us well equipped to handle claims in any industry. 

Contact our firm online or call our Modesto, California office at (209) 340-1110. In an initial consultation, our civil suit defense lawyers can review the details of your story and let you know how we can help.

“This firm exemplifies how a multi-faceted group of attorneys can work together to achieve positive results.”

- James M.
Case Results

We fight tirelessly to make sure we gain the best possible results for our clients.

  • Broadside Motor Vehicle Accident

    Recovered the policy limits when client was broadsided in an intersection.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $3,300,000 in buy-out and settlement of minority business owners in breach of fiduciary duty obligations of entity management action.

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  • Business Dispute

    Recovered $1,200,000 in income producing property in family business dispute action alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary against majority owner family members wherein all income payments and distributions to client had ceased for multiple years.

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  • Car Accident

    $8,500,000 recovery. Client was rear-ended on the freeway and suffered catastrophic injuries.

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  • Dog Bite

    Plaintiff was bitten on the hand by his employer’s dog.

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