Houston Civil Lawyers and Attorneys
Civil lawyers, commonly known as litigators, are lawyers hired to pursue or defend a non-criminal lawsuit in a court of law.
Law can be divided into two area, civil and criminal. Generally speaking, if a matter is not a criminal matter, then it is a civil matter. Police enforce criminal law, they do not enforce civil law. For example, if someone owes you money for an unpaid bill the police are not going to collect your money for you, that is a civil matter. However, if someone stole money from you that is a crime and the police will get involved.
If you believe you have been wronged financially or otherwise, it would be ideal to hire a civil attorney to help you assess the merits of your case. Civil Lawyers can help you if you’ve been mistreated based on characteristics such as race, religion, gender or disability.
Civil Law is a body of rules that delineate private rights and remedies, and govern disputes between individuals in such areas as contracts, property, and Family. The most common use of the term is to refer to civil law legal systems. Many states in the world have comprehensive legal systems called civil law jurisdictions, largely inspired by Roman law, the primary feature of which was that laws were written into a collection; codified, and not determined, as is common law, by judges.
Civil law deals with disputes between private parties, or negligent acts that cause harm to others. For example, if individuals or companies disagree over the terms of an agreement, or who owns land or buildings, or whether a person was wrongfully dismissed from their employment, they may file a lawsuit asking the courts to decide who is right.
Text or call us if you think you might be in need of a civil lawyer. Our lawyers can evaluate your situation for free and help you decide what you can do.