There are times when a legal dispute arises, which can only be resolved by an experienced litigation attorney.

Litigation attorneys are an indispensable resource if you are looking to file a legal claim or need to defend yourself against a claim filed against you. While primarily focusing on courtroom trials, there are many functions that an experienced Litigator can perform for you even if your case never goes to court. Litigation attorneys can:

  • File a lawsuit
  • Settle a business dispute
  • Investigate a case and represent your interests in the courtroom
  • Provide legal defense in a lawsuit against you
  • Guide decision making to ensure that no legal issues arise due to a planned course of action.

A litigation lawyer can determine your legal matters’ best approach and advise you on the next steps to take. Even if you decide to settle out of court, a litigation attorney can help their client get their deserved settlement. They can also protect their client’s rights when an opposing party is exerting undue influence.

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  • Fairfield County
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  • Baltimore, Ohio
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  • Circleville
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Below we have provided a list of common reasons to pursue litigation in a legal case. While these examples are far from all-inclusive, they represent some basic situations where litigation attorneys can provide valuable legal representation.

Please note that some of these areas may also have a specialized page with additional information. To read further, click on the litigation case type:

If you have questions about whether it is wise to litigate your particular case or whether our attorneys can help you, please contact us. Please send your questions by using our contact page.

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding litigation.

Q: How much will a litigation attorney cost?

A: Depending on your case, our litigation attorneys will bill in one of two ways. The first billing method is a contingency-fee agreement. Contingency fees establish a fee agreement that pays your attorney a percentage of any monetary amount recovered on your behalf. The second method would be to charge an hourly rate. Contingency-fee agreements get used in cases that an attorney expects to be time-consuming and result in a substantial financial award, or settlement, for the client. We typically establish contingency fee agreements for civil litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. For shorter issues, it is more cost-effective to use an hourly rate for billing. Examples of shorter cases may include consulting an attorney about an employment issue, a contract dispute, or a real estate dispute. In many cases, the outcomes may not be tied to a financial award or settlement, making contingency-fee agreements impossible.

Hourly rates for attorneys may differ based on experience, case type, and other factors. Before hiring a litigation attorney from Dagger Law, we will explain what fee structure you can expect. Equally, We strive to set reasonable expectations regarding litigation costs and previous time frames to resolve similar cases.

Q: Does hiring the best litigation attorney cost more?

A: Terms like “best litigation attorney” are subjective. How would anyone judge that? Is there a contest for litigation lawyers? To us, getting the best attorney is the one who can do the job effectively, efficiently, and advocate for you. Efficient attorneys save you both time and money and ultimately make experienced attorneys a more affordable option. Nobody wants to be stuck living through a legal matter for longer than is necessary. While the client controls a lot of the legal process delays, your lawyer plays a role as well. Experience can allow an attorney to quickly move past the research and planning phase into taking action on your legal issue. At Dagger Law, we are proud to have two Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialists. Whether your family law case is complex or straightforward, we can still offer the same efficient and effective representation. Experienced attorneys save you money and move you quickly through the process.

Q: Will a litigation attorney travel to me, or do I need to come to your offices in Lancaster or Canal Winchester?

A: While some meetings will need to occur in our offices, we try to minimize your travel time. We offer two convenient office locations in Lancaster and Canal Winchester, Ohio. Our goal is to reduce the disruption to your life caused by legal issues and conduct most communications or meetings through emails or phone calls. In certain circumstances, we realize that clients can’t reach us, and we may be required to visit your location. Suppose you retain a Dagger Law attorney to represent you. In that case, they will travel to the necessary court hearings and legal procedures to represent you anywhere in Ohio! Please note that in some instances, the cost to represent your case may require an unusual amount of money due to travel expenses. In such cases, we may recommend using legal representation closer to the location of your case. We are happy to provide referrals in these instances if we are able.

Contact one of these Dagger Law Litigation attorneys for assistance.

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 Mark R. Riegel, personal injury, litigation attorney Lancaster Fairfield County, OH