The civil court system allows citizens to assert their rights against individuals, businesses and government entities when a violation has allegedly caused them personal or financial harm. The remedies available in civil court include damages to compensate a victim for financial losses and injunctive relief in the form of a court order ending some form of offensive conduct. At O’Hara Watkins, in Daphne, our skilled civil litigation attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and businesses, in the state and federal courts of Alabama and Mississippi. You can trust us to always put your interests first and to deliver value for the services we render. Our highly responsive lawyers focus on your concerns as we carefully plan a strategy designed to produce positive results.
At O’Hara Watkins, the lion’s share of our dispute resolution practice focuses on business and commercial litigation. These matters often involve banking and financial services, creditors’ or debtors’ rights in business bankruptcy, alleged breaches of contracts, construction industry disputes, and commercial real estate disputes.
Other matters we address include:
Clients can rely on O’Hara Watkins for skilled representation focused on timely, cost-effective results that maximize the value of the litigation.
Since going to trial in state or federal court is generally costly and time-consuming, the civil litigation attorneys at our firm always explore the full range of options available to our clients. Through alternative methods of dispute resolution, we can often uphold our clients’ rights and deliver a favorable outcome at a fraction of the cost of a civil court trial.
In arbitration, each side in the dispute presents its case to the arbitrator, who finds for one party or the other. Parties agree ahead of time as to whether the decision will be binding or nonbinding. In nonbinding arbitration, the parties reserve the right to take the case to trial if the ruling is adverse or unreasonable. In mediation, the parties meet with a neutral third party who guides them to an acceptable compromise. If mediation does not lead to a settlement, the parties can proceed to court.
O’Hara Watkins has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation, and we work tirelessly to achieve your goals through these processes or, if necessary, at trial.
Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, you can trust O’Hara Watkins to deliver skilled representation in your civil case. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 251-414-7772 or contact our Daphne office online. We are located at 1307 Main Street, just off U.S. 98.