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Your Civil Litigation Attorneys in Central Oregon

Civil litigation is a general term to describe a formalized dispute between opposing parties. Usually, the parties have hired lawyers to protect and advance their respective legal rights in anticipation of resolving the dispute at trial, arbitration, or some other forum, although most disputes settle before trial or even prior to initiating a lawsuit.

Civil litigation is often necessary to invoke or signal the willingness to rely on the power of the courts to resolve disputes between opposing parties. Our civil litigation attorneys are mindful of the costs that can mount when formally litigating a case and have learned through experience that, although every stone should be overturned, not all of them need to be thrown. Successful litigation results from quality work, not quantity. With that philosophy, we have successfully and cost-effectively represented small businesses and individual clients in a variety of matters in Oregon’s federal and state trial courts, and administrative forums.

When formal litigation proves to be cost-prohibitive, the civil litigation attorneys at Schmid Malone Buchanan are experienced in obtaining successful resolutions of disputes through alternative methods. We have seen very simple, common sense recommendations get the job done, and, for that reason, we always explore those options with the client first. Furthermore, because law is as much art as it is science, our civil litigation attorneys also explore less technical and more creative ways in which a dispute might be resolved. Usually, it has been a combination of those tools, along with a solid understanding of the law and good negotiation skills, that has allowed our civil litigation attorneys to achieve favorable settlements for our clients in cases involving small business disputes, employment discrimination, real property issues, landlord tenant problems, breach of contract, and other matters.

Our civil litigation attorneys have experience in a large variety of cases involving most issues faced by Central Oregon residents:

  • Small business disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Real estate
  • Shareholder/member disputes
  • Homeowners associations
  • Landlord / Tenant problems
  • Employment discrimination
  • Real property issues
  • Easements
  • Foreclosures
  • Short sales
  • Personal injury
  • Debt collection
  • Land use & ​zoning
  • Natural ​resources
  • Administrative law
  • OLCC regulation
  • Condemnation
  • Antitrust
  • Fiduciary, trust, probate, and elder abuse litigation

Get in touch with Schmid Malone Buchanan's civil litigation attorneys to schedule a consultation.