Litigation is the process of taking legal action. Litigation refers to a case which is or may be proceeding through the traditional court process, and not through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration. A litigator is a lawyer who litigates; that is, assists clients with prosecuting or defending lawsuits. Some litigators will appear in court and go to trial but much of the work of litigation occurs outside of trial. A civil lawsuit is a legal dispute that does not involve a crime, usually involves money and is brought before a court of law. Litigation commences when a lawsuit is formally filed. This process evolved over the centuries and involves determining issues through a court, with a judge or jury.  Conversely, arbitration involves an agreement between parties to submit their dispute to a disinterred third party who will decide the merits of the case.

Please contact the attorneys at Tishkoff if you have questions regarding litigation.  Tishkoff is located in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Its attorneys may be reached by phone or email, with contact information available at Tishkoff’s web site: www.Tish.Law.