Civil Litigation


Torts • Breach of Contract • Fraudulent Business Practices • Property Line Disputes • Land Use Issues • Debt Collection • Damages for Personal injuries • Insurance Bad Faith • Breach of Fiduciary Duty • Employment Agreements • Defamation of Character • Breach of Non-Disclosure Agreement

Any litigation not involving criminal charges may be referred to as civil litigation, and can involve any sort of case imaginable for individuals and commercial enterprises.

When you find yourself entangled in a controversy, an experienced trial lawyer can review your case and explain your legal options. Although litigation is a complicated process, there are limited types of legal remedies available. Civil litigation is frequently undertaken to reclaim money, property, or services owed, however, civil action may also involve obtaining money damages, such as for personal injuries, or the objective may be a request for specific action called an injunction or temporary restraining orders.

When you review your case with an attorney, weighing the cost benefits of litigation is a crucial consideration. Court action does not necessarily represent the most practical solution. Litigation not only interferes with day-to-day life and/or business operations, but also adds stress, legal expenses and may have a negative impact on your personal or professional reputation, as well as your business relationships.

At the law firm of Cloutier & Cassella, our clients know they can rely on an straightforward appraisal of the issues involved in their conflict, and a prudent recommendation for the most practical and economical method for resolution. Before going to trial, our attorneys frequently negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement or help you resolve your legal issue though alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration.

When court action is the only way to meet your objective, we are always prepared to take your case before a jury. Our firm's trial lawyers represent individual and business interests in trials and appeals before the state and federal courts in Connecticut and Massachusetts State courts.