Civil Litigation


Civil Litigation Lawyer in Washington, DC

When you receive notice that you're being sued, as an individual or business owner, you need professional, experienced legal counsel to advocate for your interests and help you move toward resolution. Facing a lawsuit is an incredibly stressful time, and when you have to face any matter in court, you need an experienced attorney by your side. 

At the Law Office of Alfredo Vasquez, we specialize in real estate litigation and have the experience to help clients in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia facing other kinds of civil litigation, like business disputes, breach of contracts and debt collection defense. 

Whether you are a small business owner or individual, you are not immune from lawsuits, and an experienced civil litigation attorney can help reach a fair resolution through negotiations or trial.

Common Types of Civil Litigation in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia

There can be a wide range of causes for civil litigation in both Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. Some examples of common types of cases our office can help you handle include: 

Business Disputes 

Business litigation, or commercial litigation, is any legal proceeding arising from a dispute between organizations or other parties over commercial transactions in Washington, DC. The term also typically encompasses negotiation and dispute resolution processes before a matter goes to court. 

Disputes at the center of small business litigation can be both internal to the organization (e.g., a dispute with an employee or between partners) or with external parties (e.g., a dispute with a vendor or client). 

Breach of Contract 

A breach of contract is a business dispute that arises when a contracting party fails to do something under a contract or breaches the terms of the contract. Contracts are a common feature of any business operation and, as such, breaches of contract are also common. They can involve consulting contracts, contracts for goods and services, and partnership agreements. 

To be legally enforceable, a contract must meet certain requirements, including offer, acceptance, consideration, and the intention to create legal relations. The terms of the contract must also be sufficiently definite and certain. Once a contract is formed, the parties are obligated to perform their obligations under the contract. Failure to perform may result in a breach of contract, which can lead to legal action and damages. If a party breaches a contract, the non-breaching party may seek legal remedies, such as damages, specific performance, or termination of the contract. Enforcing a contract can involve litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration.

Types of contracts to be enforced include: 

  • Sales contracts

  • Service contracts

  • Employment contracts

  • Lease agreements

  • Non-disclosure agreements 

Each of the above and other types of contracts may have their own unique requirements and considerations in terms of enforcement. 

When you are dealing with civil litigation, the Law Office of Alfredo Vasquez will support you throughout the legal process and advise you on efficient legal strategies to support the best possible outcome. 

Contact a Civil Litigation Attorney in Washington, DC 

At the Law Office of Alfredo Vasquez, we will put our experience in civil litigation to work for you. If you have questions about civil litigation in Washington, DC or Northern Virginia, contact us today by filling out the online form or calling us at (202) 525-7710 to schedule a consultation.


Practical Solutions To Life's Legal Challenges

The Law Office of Alfredo Vasquez serves Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, offering clients customized solutions in civil litigation, community associations, estate planning, landlord-tenant and real estate law.

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