Civil Litigation Attorneys
For both businesses and individuals, the world we live in is fraught with great complexity and legal peril. On this chaotic and ever-changing battlefield, the effective and personalized deployment of professional legal services is a necessity. Sherwood Boutique Litigation is an award-winning civil litigation attorney practice. We are a Nashville-based law firm that effectively fights and consistently wins for clients in federal, state, and local courts…Read More >
Our litigation attorneys primarily serve as the defense counsel in our civil litigation cases. We prefer the defense role because of our strong experience in criminal defense work. We specialize in civil litigation cases that benefit from having the additional expertise of a criminal attorney. These litigation cases have underlying criminal elements, such as fraud, sexual assault, assault, theft, etc. Because we are hyper-focused in this “civil-criminal” niche, SBL’s litigators are effective and incredibly reliable at accomplishing their mission. Our ability to collect, analyze, and communicate data that strengthens our clients’ positions gives us our winning edge.
We do take a few high-stakes plaintiff litigation cases per year. For instance, when Rocky McElhaney, owner of one of the largest Nashville personal injury law firms, needed a personal injury lawyer for himself, he hired us.
More information about our specific litigation services and our litigation-specific practice areas can be found further down on this page.
What Is Civil Litigation?
Civil Litigation In Tennessee is when a business entity or person engages in a non-criminal legal dispute with another business entity or person. In a civil case, the plaintiff sues the defendant for:
- Monetary compensation or damages the plaintiff claims to have suffered;
- Specific performance, typically related to a contract; and/or
- Equitable relief, such as temporary restraining orders and permanent injunctions.
Do You Need A Civil Litigation Attorney?
Civil litigation attorneys, in general, represent either the plaintiff or the defendant in a legal dispute between two or more parties who are seeking compensatory damages, specific performance, or equitable relief rather than punishment via criminal prosecution. Quite often, however, the alleged victims in criminal cases will also file a civil suit. Similarly, criminal charges, including fraud, are frequently pressed during the course of civil lawsuits. This “civil-criminal” space is where we excel.
Why Chose SBL For Your Litigation Case?
We firmly believe any great attorney must also be a great civil litigation attorney. The short explanation for what that means is that any litigation attorney worth their salt should be able to win the exact same case fighting for either side. A bit longer explanation is needed to understand why that is, but the main point is this:
Being a great litigator requires having a deep understanding of legal theory, years of practice performing exhaustive case research, and the ability to use the case-specific information to craft a clear, credible, and favorable interpretation of the spirit and intent of the law.
It is always best for us to represent clients on both their civil and criminal matters so that we can maximize our control over the flow of information. We want as much control over how and when a client’s narrative is told to minimize their exposure to risk. The sad reality is that it can be extremely difficult to predict when a case single-component (civil or criminal) will evolve into a dual-component case (“civil-criminal”). We are frequently requested to handle only the civil matter and we still see great results, we just have to work a little harder.