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Civil & Defense Litigation

Courtroom representation for a range of civil disputes

The civil court system exists to address grievances of all kinds. Alexander & Cleaver has extensive experience helping individuals and businesses resolve disputes in civil court, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Alexander & Cleaver attorneys handle cases at both the trial court level and in the appellate courts. We fight hard for your best interests and help you achieve your goals in litigation.

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Civil litigation may involve matters between:

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • Individuals and businesses

Our skilled attorneys know how to navigate the civil courts in matters such as:

Landlord-tenant disputes. When landlords and tenants disagree about issues from unpaid rent to building maintenance, our lawyers can help resolve the dispute in civil court. We represent both landlords and tenants, supporting our clients with our strong understanding of the relevant laws.

Representation of fire departments. Lawsuits against fire departments may involve claims of unfair hiring practices, complaints by unions about contractual matters, or grievances from parties dissatisfied with the outcome of a fire response. Sometimes a fire department must file a lawsuit to protect its own interests. Our firm represents fire departments in these and other litigation matters.

Representation of homeowners associations. An HOA requires vigorous defense against suits brought by its members. Associations may also need to file suit against developers, local government bodies and even its own members. Alexander & Cleaver provides comprehensive representation for HOAs.

Unemployment insurance claims. If you believe that you have been unfairly denied unemployment insurance, or need representation to stop a former employee from obtaining benefits, our lawyers can help. We know the legal requirements necessary for a successful claim, and know how to present your case in the proper manner before the applicable state agency.

EEOC defense. We defend employers in claims involving EEOC or local human relations commissions on a wide variety of allegations regarding all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment.

Insurance defense. We defend insurance companies as local counsel in complex property damage claims. Our lawyers work closely with an insurer's investigative division to ensure that all facts of a claim are properly considered and cases are appropriately litigated.

Real estate litigation. Disputes involving real estate may arise during a transaction or as a result of development efforts. Whether you are a plaintiff seeking to uphold your property rights or a defendant accused of infringing upon someone else's interests, Alexander & Cleaver provides reliable representation.

Personal injury. Our Personal Injury Department focuses on cases of auto accidents and wrongful death. Learn more about how we conduct litigation involving Personal Injury>>>

Family law. Alexander & Cleaver can reduce the stress of divorce and custody. Learn more about how we handle litigated matters in Family Law>>>

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