Reno Civil Litigation Lawyers

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Litigation Lawyers in Reno

Civil Litigation in Reno, Nevada is the primary means of resolving legal disputes that are not criminal in nature. A court of law determines the merits of each side's respective positions, and ultimately issues a ruling on the case. Civil litigation can be between private parties, government entities, and any combination of the two.

Courts in Reno, Nevada do not use civil litigation as a means to punish people for their wrongdoing, or to deter future bad acts.

Instead, Reno, Nevada civil litigation is meant to force people who are found to be at fault for injuries suffered by another person to compensate the victims of the harm caused by their culpable actions. This compensation almost always takes the form of money. However, court orders, or "injunctions," compelling the defendant to take some type of action (or to stop an offending activity) are also available forms of relief in some cases.

Common subjects of civil litigation in Reno, Nevada

There are many different contexts in which civil litigation can arise in Reno, Nevada. After all, people seem quite creative at finding ways to wrong each other. However, only a few contexts lead to civil litigation in Reno, Nevada with significant frequency.

Employment: There are many different ways in which the employer / employee relationship can lead to civil litigation in Reno, Nevada. They include violation of wage and hour laws, discrimination, and injuries suffered on the job.

Personal Injury: When somebody is injured because of the carelessness of someone else, they usually are able to seek redress through the courts for their injuries. In Reno, Nevada, civil litigation is usually how individuals try to compel the person who injured them to provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, etc.

Family: Most of us know that families in Reno, Nevada don't always get along perfectly. This potential for discord, usually involving disputes over child custody, distribution of property after divorce, or child support, can sometimes lead to civil litigation.

How Can a Reno, Nevada Lawyer Help?

Reno, Nevada civil litigation can be pretty complicated, and often emotionally charged. Civil litigation issues can also arise when you least expect them.

So, consulting with a good Reno, Nevada civil litigation attorney is never a bad idea, if you have reason to suspect that a case involving civil litigation is in your near future.

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Life in Reno

Reno says it's "the biggest little city in the world." Situated in a high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, Reno is the seat of Washoe County and home to 220,500 "Reno-ites." It's the fourth most populous city in the State of Nevada behind Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas. Like it's compatriots, Reno is best known as a gambling and entertainment destination. Many residents of the Sacramento Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix vacation in Reno. Most tourists visit during the annual festivals like the Hot August Nights classic car festival, the world renown Nugget Rib Cook-off, Reno Air Races and the Great Reno Balloon Race. There are a number of themed resorts like Circus Circus but nearly every hotel and resort has great shows. Reno is home and birthplace of Harrah's Entertainment.

The area of Reno and nearby Sparks is known as "Truckee Meadows." The city covers 69.3 square miles which also includes the Reno Events Center that hosts many concerts. There is a large population of students in Reno because University of Nevada, Reno is there. UNR is the oldest university in the State of Nevada and has a medical program that attracts national attention. Truckee Meadows Community College enrolls about 13,000 students. Nevada School of Law at Old College in Reno was the first law school in Nevada. There are a lot of courts in Reno so you shouldn't be surprised there are a lot of lawyers too. Reno lawyers can practice law throughout Nevada and know how to handle your legal issues.

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