Civil Litigation

Black’s Law Dictionary defines “litigation” as “the process of carrying on a lawsuit” or the “lawsuit itself.”  “Civil” simply means all areas of law besides criminal.  A “litigator” is defined as “a trial lawyer” or “a lawyer who prepares cases for trial, as by conducting and pre-trial motions, trying cases, and handling appeals.”  You want to hire a civil litigator anytime you are involved in a legal dispute with another individual or entity.  You should consult with a civil litigator even before a lawsuit is filed as litigators are also experienced at resolving disputes absent the need for formal litigation.  This could obviously save you substantial money, time and stress.  In many cases, hiring an attorney at the inception of a dispute allows you to steer the dispute into a less-costly dispute-resolution venue, i.e., arbitration or mediation.

The Las Vegas civil litigation attorneys at HAYES | WAKAYAMA have approximately 50 years of experience in handling civil litigation cases.  We have represented clients in all manner of civil proceedings ranging from summary eviction proceedings before the Las Vegas Justice Court to multi-million dollar jury-trials before District Courts to appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court.  The Las Vegas civil litigation attorneys at HAYES | WAKAYAMA have been admitted to and practiced before the district courts in the State of Nevada, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, the United States District Court for the Central District of Utah, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Our attorneys also have extensive experience handling matters in alternative dispute venues such as arbitrations and mediations (both private and in court-annexed/ordered programs).  The Nevada civil litigation attorneys at HAYES | WAKAYAMA are seasoned attorneys that can handle your civil matter from the pre-litigation phase of a case up and through any appeal proceedings.  We do not outsource trial or appeal work like other civil litigation firms in Las Vegas.

The Nevada civil litigation lawyers at HAYES | WAKAYAMA have experience handling both plaintiff’s cases as well as providing defense representation.  As an illustration, the attorneys from HAYES | WAKAYAMA spent many years representing insurance companies in defending against plaintiff’s cases.  Conversely, the civil litigation lawyers from HAYES | WAKAYAMA have also spent, collectively, decades representing plaintiff’s in personal injury cases. Our attorneys utilize their broad and comprehensive experience to strategize and secure optimal results for our clients.  The comprehensive experience of our civil litigation attorneys is not limited to specific areas of civil law but includes a diversity of proceedings as well.  The experience of our civil litigation attorneys ranges from the preparation, perfection and enforcement of mechanic’s liens to securing extraordinary remedies (injunctions) to post-trial work such as judgment execution and collection proceedings.

If you have a civil litigation matter or pending matter that you would like to discuss, please contact our office and schedule an appointment.  We offer free and confidential consultations so you can make sure that you are comfortable with us before you entrust us with your case.  Although predicting the cost of a lawsuit requires much speculation, we can go over estimated costs and strategy with you during your consultation.  We will also discuss the relevant law with you and whether your case triggers any category of damages (attorney’s fees, per se damages, punitive damages, etc.).  We promise that you will meet with an experienced civil litigator to discuss your case.

Civil Areas of Practice

Real Estate Litigation

  • Contract disputes
  • Fraud
  • Premises liability
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Licensee/Broker duties (NRS 645)
  • Quiet title actions
  • Mechanic’s lien litigation

Contract Disputes

  • Fraud
  • Partnership/Shareholder disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • Service agreement disputes
  • Timeshare agreements

Personal Injury

  • Car Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Burn Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Defective Products
  • Premises Liability
  • Brain Injury
  • Dog Bite
  • Medical Malpractice

Evictions

  • Summary evictions
  • Restitution

Partnership/Shareholder disputes

  • Fiduciary duties
  • Contract disputes

Torts

  • Negligence (personal injury, auto accidents)
  • Intentional torts