Litigation

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 litigating attorneys are most often thought of as trial lawyers, 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
  • Provide guidance for decision making to ensure that no legal issues arise as a consequence of a planned course of action.

Whether or not you plan on actually pursuing your case in the courtroom, a litigation lawyer would be able to determine the best approach for your legal matters 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 the settlement they deserve. They can also assure that a client’s rights are being protected. Whether you are located in Central Ohio, Southeastern Ohio, Fairfield County, Hocking County, Licking County, Pickaway County, Franklin County, Lancaster, Baltimore, Circleville, Buckeye Lake, Newark, Logan, Canal Winchester, the Greater Columbus Ohio area or other locations nearby; we have you covered. Check out the nearest location to you by clicking Our Locations Page

Below we have provided a list of common legal cases where litigation is pursued. While these examples are far from all-inclusive, they represent some basic situations where Dagger Law attorneys can provide legal representation. If you have questions as to whether your particular case can be litigated, or whether our attorneys can help you, please contact us for more information.

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: 

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding litigation. If there are questions you would like to see answered below, please submit them through our CONTACT PAGE

Q: How much will it cost to hire an experienced litigation attorney from Dagger Law? 

A: Depending on your case, our litigation attorneys will bill in one of two ways. The first billing method is a contingency-fee agreement.  This establishes a fee agreement which 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 are typically utilized in cases that are expected to be time-consuming and that result in a substantial financial award, or settlement, for the client. For example, civil litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death cases are usually handled on a contingency-fee-basis. For shorter issues, such as consulting an attorney about how to handle an employment issue, a contract dispute, or a real estate dispute, it is more cost-effective for everyone if an hourly rate for billing is used. In many of these cases, the outcomes may not be tied to a financial award or settlement, which makes contingency-fee agreements not possible. 

Hourly rates for attorneys may differ based on experience, case type, and other factors. Before hiring a litigation attorney from Dagger Law, we will sit down and explain what fee structure is to be used, and set reasonable expectations regarding estimated costs to represent clients with cases like yours, and timelines to resolve your case. 

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 be held in our law offices, we try to minimize any unnecessary travel time by offering our clients two convenient locations in both Lancaster and Canal Winchester, Ohio. It is our goal to minimize the disruption that legal issues can cause in your life, and most client communications or meetings can be conducted through email, video conference, or phone calls. In certain circumstances, we realize that it isn’t possible for clients to come to our locations. In these situations, a visit to your location may be required. If a Dagger Law attorney is retained to represent you, they will travel to the necessary court hearings and legal procedures in order 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.