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What is litigation?

Civil litigation refers to legal matters that are initiated by filing a lawsuit. It consists of cases involving personal injury, employment, contracts, property, and more. Any court case that isn’t a criminal prosecution is considered civil litigation. Litigation is often used to recover money damages, but it can also compel someone to take or refrain from certain actions. Before resorting to litigation, people and businesses usually try other methods to resolve disputes; however, the other party may not respond until a lawsuit is filed.

How does it work?

Filing a lawsuit is the first step toward a trial, but not all litigation ends in trial. Most lawsuits end in settlement before a trial begins. Attorney Paul Sternberg’s team will negotiate effectively to work toward a settlement if that is the best way to achieve our clients’ goals. However, we know that being thoroughly prepared to try a case puts our client in the strongest bargaining position. We encourage our clients to accept settlement only if it is in their best interests.

Many clients are reluctant to litigate because it is costly, distracting, and unpredictable. However, in many cases lawsuits must be filed and defended. When litigation becomes unavoidable, winning is the only acceptable outcome. Our commitment to hands-on trial work benefits our clients with decisive verdicts and advantageous settlements.

What sets Sternberg Law Firm apart from the rest?

Attorney Sternberg is dedicated to finding practical and cost-effective solutions. Trials can be time-consuming and expensive, which is why Sternberg Law Firm makes every effort to avoid a trip to the courtroom. However, we are always prepared to litigate when necessary — and you can take confidence in having an experienced trial attorney advocating for you. Excellent trial lawyers know how to assimilate new information and recalibrate strategy using the language and rhythm of the courtroom to their advantage. Attorney Sternberg’s expertise benefits clients during both trial and settlement negotiations. Sternberg Law consistently utilizes the strengths of our client’s positions to employ practical and efficient methods in order to secure the desired outcome.

Sternberg Law also works with clients who have been sued, ensuring they know their options and guiding them through every step of the process.

If you have been sued, you should contact an attorney immediately. A lawsuit must be responded to properly and timely to protect your rights.

Regardless of whether you are the plaintiff or defendant the litigation process can be very stressful. Attorney Paul Sternberg ensures he is accessible to clients, responding to questions, keeping them informed, and empowering them throughout the litigation process.

Industries we’ve worked with:

  • Banking and finance
  • Construction
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming and entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Internet and technology
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real estate
  • Safety and consumer products


  • Appellate
  • Commercial, including:
    • Corporate governance and partnership disputes
    • Securities and financial services litigation
    • Breach of contract claims
    • Business torts
    • Data privacy and cybersecurity breaches
    • Unfair business practices
    • Antitrust
    • Class actions and mass torts
    • Product liability
    • Defamation
    • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
    • Parallel proceedings and MDLs
  • Construction
  • Criminal Defense & Government Investigations
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities & Financial Services
  • Transportation

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