Civil Litigation

Petesch Law represents individuals, business organizations and local governments as plaintiffs and defendants in business, land use, collections and other civil litigation matters in North Carolina.  When a dispute arises, the key to maximizing your outcome is to create leverage through intense factual research of your case, thoroughly developing and researching legal theories, and interviewing and deposing witnesses.  Frequently, careful case preparation leads to resolution through via negotiation. However, Petesch Law is always prepared to proceed to trial if this course of action is in the clients’ best interests.

 Who Needs Guidance    
· Businesses       
· Individuals
· Employers
· Employees     

  What Are the Issues
· Breach of Contract
· Lemon Law
· Debt Collection
· Product Liability
· Unfair Competition
· Landlord/Tenant Disputes
· Non-Compete Agreements   
  When to Seek Counsel
· Drafting Agreements
· Seeking Compensation
· Filing Lawsuit
· Receipt of Demand Letter
· Served with Complaint

Not a Game

"Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess."
- Felix Frankfurter
  U.S. Supreme Court (1939-1962)
What is ADR?

Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR refers to methods of resolving disagreements outside the Federal or State judicial system.  Generally, these include negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law.  Except as in straight negotiations, the common element in ADR procedures is the presence of a person who acts either as the facilitator or decision maker.  This "umpire" is usually a neutral person, who provides an unbiased opinion.  This objective perspective can often help parties reach a resolution on their own without having to resort to the courts.  This can be highly beneficial because courts often lack the authority to generate creative win-win solutions.  When a court decides, the result is usually a winner and a loser, making ADR more attractive to all parties.