CIVIL LAW 101: What Is Civil Litigation?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog, Civil Litigation

a young lawyer is sitting at her desk in the officeCivil law covers a huge range of legal issues, but civil litigators are generally focused around non-criminal lawsuits. Filing a lawsuit can be an intimidating prospect, so you should meet with a lawyer early on in the process. If you are unsure whether or not your dispute qualifies for a civil suit, contact or visit Heritage Law today. We will advise on your specific situation and offer any necessary services at competitive rates. Read our guide to civil litigation below!


As stated, civil law is deep and wide-ranging. Here is a list of some of the related fields:

  • Education law and children’s rights;
  • Worker’s compensation disputes;
  • Anti-trust disputes;
  • Real estate law;
  • Employment and labour law;
  • Medical malpractice;
  • Construction disputes;
  • Intellectual property and copyright law;
  • Personal injury claims;
  • Landlord-tenant disputes;
  • Environmental cases;
  • Spousal and child support cases;
  • Debt and financial claims;
  • Discrimination and harassment.


A long-winded label for a position that is just as complicated as it sounds. Lawyers usually choose one or two specialties and civil litigation attorneys are no different. From the list above, a civil litigation attorney may practice in one or several of the legal specializations.


The best answer to that question will likely come from your potential lawyer. Bring a list of questions and related information to your first meeting. This will help you both narrow down the suitability of your chosen representation.

Civil litigation is clearly a complicated matter, but it doesn’t take a law degree to find an adequate lawyer. If you are planning on filing a lawsuit, contact or visit the experts at Heritage Law today!