General Civil Litigation

Your Aggressive, Experienced Advocate In Litigated Civil Disputes

General Civil Litigation Attorney Frederick, MD

Peeples Law Group is a full-service firm offering experienced representation in most areas of civil litigation with the help of our general civil litigation lawyer Frederick, MD relies on. We provide comprehensive support throughout the process, from filing a complaint to pre-trial assistance to appellate work.

Additional Areas Of Practice

As you may have seen on other pages of this site, we represent clients in a wide variety of civil disputes, including business and contract litigation, family law, entertainment law, personal injury, and real estate. But we are also ready to vigorously represent your interests in other litigated disputes as well, including cases alleging:

Defamation: Including libel (written) and slander (spoken). In Maryland, a plaintiff in a defamation suit must prove that:

  1. The defendant made a defamatory statement to a third party
  2. The statement was false
  3. The defendant was legally liable for making the statement
  4. The plaintiff suffered harm as the result of the statement

With the prevalence of social media and other forms of modern communication, the things we say are more public and more permanent than ever before. Therefore, defamation lawsuits remain an important remedy against character assassination.

Legal malpractice: Suing a lawyer can be intimidating. But you may have a case if you can show that you suffered harm because your former lawyer failed to do for you what another reasonable attorney would have done for his or her client. You must also show that if your lawyer had not engaged in legal malpractice, the outcome of your case would have been favorable.

Professional malpractice: Our firm can also help you bring professional negligence and malpractice claims against other professionals, including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, accountants, engineers, and architects.

Insurance disputes: If you have insurance (auto, life, home, etc.) it is your carrier’s responsibility to abide by both the terms and spirit of your policy. If your insurer refuses to cover legitimate claims, cancels your policy without good cause, or otherwise acts unethically, we can help you pursue a claim of insurance bad faith.

Construction law: The construction industry is highly detailed and complex. It involves agreements and contracts between numerous parties before any building work is even started. Our firm’s experience in contract law and litigation makes us ideally suited to help you resolve construction-related disputes whether you are a builder, homeowner, commercial property owner, architect, or landowner affected by someone else’s building project.

See What More We Can Do For You!

When you find that you are in the middle of a lawsuit, whether you are the defendant or the plaintiff, you need legal representation from a general civil litigation lawyer Frederick, MD relies on from Peeples Law Group. We do not recommend trying to fight a lawsuit without the help of an attorney, because we believe your best chance comes with the help of someone who has worked in this area of law for years. If you are a part of a civil litigation lawsuit and are seeking an attorney who will have your best interests in mind, please give our office a call now. The earlier you have legal representation on your side, the better. 

I was recently served with a complaint. What do I do?

It is important to understand what your deadline is for responding to the complaint so that you can begin speaking with an attorney as soon as possible. You should also determine what someone is trying to sue you for and speak candidly with your attorney about the situation. 

Since this isn’t criminal it can’t be too serious. Do I have to have legal representation? 

You are not required to have legal representation for a civil suit. That said, it is important to remember that even attorneys who are great in their field will have another lawyer represent them. Not only is it easy to let emotions get in the way or feel that you are too close to the case, but our Frederick, Maryland general civil litigation lawyer understands the ins and outs of civil litigation. It is important during this time to let your attorney handle the legal aspects of your suit. 

What happens when I first meet with my attorney? 

When someone serves you with a complaint, you should bring this with you to your meeting. It is always possible that an error was made in the early paperwork that your attorney can discover to dismiss the case. While this does not always happen, your attorney will want to review the complaint to get the details of the allegations someone is making against you. When you meet with your attorney, you will want to be as open and honest as possible regarding the complaint and the allegations so that nothing crops up that will surprise your attorney later on.

Contact The Firm To Speak To A Civil Disputes Lawyer Today

With an office in Frederick, Peeples Law Group serves clients throughout Maryland. To learn more about how we can help you in and out of the courtroom, call us at 301-494-1300 or send us an email.

If you want to see how a general civil litigation lawyer in Frederick, Maryland from Peeples Law Group can help you, please call our office now. 

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