Litigation is the process of taking a legal action. There are several different types of litigation including criminal, civil and domestic relations. There are two sides in litigation: the Plaintiff and the Defendant. The Plaintiff is the party that brings the legal action against the Defendant. For example, in criminal litigation, the city (misdemeanor) or state (felony), is the Plaintiff and the accused is the Defendant. Likewise, in civil litigation, the Plaintiff is the party that brings the action to the court and is asking the court to grant an order (usually for money or property) against the Defendant. In divorce litigation, the Plaintiff is the party that petitions the court for a divorce, although this is only relevant for uncontested divorce cases.
It is never wise to go into the complicated litigation process alone. Many people make the mistake of representing themselves in court. Even worse, some obtain the least expensive counsel. An experienced counsel with great litigations skills will save (or win) you money in the long run. By being an expert at litigation, litigation attorneys can make the outcome of a litigation case much better for their clients.
Karl Heideck, a Philadelphia-area attorney, can help you with your litigation related needs. Attorney Karl Heideck is an experienced litigation attorney who runs a general practice. He has been an active attorney for eight years and graduated from the prestigious James E. Beasley School of Law. Attorney Karl Heideck started his legal career in 2010 working as an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Conrad O’Brien. After that, he quickly advanced his legal career and earned the title of Project Attorney at Pepper Hamilton, LLP. Currently, and since 2015, Attorney Karl Heideck is employed as a Contract Attorney through Hire Counsel. If you would like to know more about the complicated litigation process and how Attorney Karl Heideck can help navigate it, do not hesitate to contact the office!