Civil Litigation Attorneys Fighting For You
The legal team at McDonald Law Office has more than 10 years of experience representing Guamanian individuals and businesses involved in civil disputes. Our attorneys represent businesses in disputes with other businesses, disputes involving commercial property owners, personal injury claims and contested wills and estates. Other types of civil law cases we litigate include:
- Wage and hour disputes
- Construction disputes
- Business and partnership litigation
- Personal injury claims
Our attorneys understand the monetary implications of your case and the importance of protecting your rights. We fight relentlessly to get you the best possible outcome.
The Civil Litigation Process
Civil litigation begins with an initial investigation to look for information and evidence that supports your case. This includes collecting records and documents, informal interviews with witnesses or involved parties and physical evidence when necessary. When the investigation is complete, both you and the other party involved in the civil lawsuit file a pleading with the court, outlining your side of the dispute.
At this point, the litigation moves on to discovery and pretrial. Each side of the litigation shares evidence and witness lists and enters into negotiations. Settlements are often reached at this stage, but if the sides can’t come to an agreement, the litigation moves on to trial and eventually a settlement is made. At this point the process ends unless one of the sides appeals the decision.
Potential monetary gains tend to be minimized as trials go on; attorney fees and other expenses related to spending time in court continue to build. Our goal is always to reach an agreement at pretrial.
Representing Guam Companies In Business Disputes And Litigation
At McDonald Law Office, we have a long track record of successful business litigation in Guam. We help clients through business disputes and legal challenges in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Common types of litigation and disputes we work on include:
- Breach of contract litigation
- Breach of fiduciary duty litigation
- Insurance disputes
- Contract disputes
- Bad faith litigation
- Regulatory investigations
- Bankruptcy proceedings
We are committed to providing rapid response and high-quality service to prevent your company’s legal issues from having long-term effects on your bottom line.