Litigation

Sometimes disputes arise that require a seasoned litigation attorney to help resolve.

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 predominantly thought of as trial lawyers, there are many functions that an experienced Litigator can performs 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 taking your case to Court, a litigation lawyer would be able to determine the best approach for your case, and advise you on the next steps to take. Even if you decide to settle out of court, a litigation attorney can help you get the settlement you deserve, or otherwise assure that your legal rights are being protected. Whether you reside in Columbus, or near Lancaster, we have you covered. Check out the nearest location to you by clicking HERE

Below is a list of litigation areas that Dagger Law attorneys can assist with. 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: 

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

Depending on your case, our litigation attorneys will either work from a contingency-fee agreement, or 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 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 us to use an hourly rate for billing. 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 and timelines to resolve your case. 

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

While some meetings will need to be held in our offices, we do try to minimize your travel time by offering two convenient locations in both Lancaster and Canal Winchester, Ohio. It is our goal to minimize the disruption to your life caused by legal issues, and many communications or meetings can be conducted through emails or phone calls. In certain circumstances we realize that it isn’t possible for clients to reach us, and visits 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, even if that court is across the state! 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.

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

Mark R. Riegel, Partner

D. Joe Griffith, personal injury, litigation attorney Lancaster Fairfield County, OH

D. Joe Griffith, Partner

Kathryn Cornelius-Blume, litigation attorney Lancaster and Canal Winchester Franklin and Fairfield County, OH

Kathryn Cornelius Blume, Attorney