Civil Litigation

Raleigh attorneys resolving disputes across North Carolina

Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP has represented individuals and businesses on both sides of lawsuits for more than 50 years. Be it a business dispute, broken contract or car accident, our experienced attorneys can help you or your business navigate the waters of litigation.

Protecting and advocating your interests

It is instructive to know the difference between criminal law and civil litigation along with the types of court cases involved:

  • Criminal law — applies when the government attempts to resolve legal wrongs by an individual against society. In other words, people are charged with a crime.
  • Civil litigation — is how individual citizens resolve disputes against each other.

Civil law courts provide a forum for deciding disputes involving:

  • Contract disputes
  • Torts:
    • Accidents
    • Negligence
    • Libel
    • Business
  • Probate of wills
  • Trusts
  • Property disputes
  • Administrative law
  • Commercial law

In fact, civil litigation can involve almost any matter that involves disagreements between private parties and organizations, including government departments.

The goal is simple — ending disputes

When people talk about “suing” or “being sued,” they are referring to civil litigation. Know that the objectives of civil law are different from other types of law. In civil litigation there is an attempt to:

  • Right a wrong
  • Honor an agreement
  • Settle a dispute

If there is a victim in a civil action they get compensation, and the person who is the cause of the wrong pays for the harm created.

Lawyers and others concerned with civil litigation tend to treat many specialized subjects as outside this definition. This includes such areas as labor law, divorce and small claims cases, even though all are technically types of civil litigation. At Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP we focus on certain specific areas that fall under the broad definition, but also have decades of experience successfully handling the wide array of contentious issues that individuals and businesses encounter everyday that require legal action to resolve.

Serving North Carolina clients for more than 50 years

Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP has provided comprehensive legal services to individuals and businesses in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park, Wake County and throughout North Carolina from offices by the state capitol for over half a century. Our attorneys are licensed to practice before all North Carolina state and federal courts. Call (919) 899-9827 today, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys about your concerns.

Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP
327 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC, 27603 USA