DISPUTE RESOLUTION & LITIGATION

Graziadei & Associates is committed not only to helping your business grow, but also to ensuring that you receive superior representation in the event of a challenge.  Our litigation practice is structured to offer you the necessary support to succeed in a law suit.

Our network is comprised of experienced and highly specialized attorneys who are on call for our clients.  G&A represents clients in federal, state, and administrative venues, with the ability to conduct negotiations, arbitrations, and trials.

“Litigation” is most closely identified with civil law or tort law and the bringing of lawsuits. Lawsuits are legally authorized controversies that are decided by a court of law, and when one individual sues another individual, they are engaging in litigation law. The purpose of a lawsuit is to remedy an injustice or to enforce a right.

In a lawsuit the parties are known as plaintiffs, defendants, applicants, petitioners and/or respondents, but they are all considered litigants during an ongoing trial. In most, but not all matters, the litigants may represent themselves in a lawsuit. However, when they do retain legal counsel, their attorneys are known as litigators. This is often the wiser choice because litigation law encompasses several difficult and complicated legal procedures which calls for the expertise of a knowledgeable litigator with the skills and experience required to successfully navigate the laws, rules and policies that govern the litigation process.

Although historically litigation has been the more common method used for corporate entities and individuals to resolve legal disputes, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is increasingly becoming a prevalent option. Unlike litigation, which requires a jury or a judge to make a legal determination when disputes arise, mediation and/or arbitration allows for the parties to talk things out and attempt resolving the issues without court intervention.

Litigation covers the process of bringing and pursuing a lawsuit, and encompasses the entire procedure. A lawsuit is a case or controversy authorized by law, to be decided in a court of justice, brought by one person or entity against another person or entity for the purpose of enforcing a right or redressing a grievance.

Litigation is one way that people and corporate entities resolve disputes. The parties rely on a judge or jury to determine a legal question or matter. The term litigation is sometimes used to be distinguishable from alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, such as mediation or arbitration.

Our services:

  • Preliminary injunction hearings
  • Trials (nationwide with worldwide capabilities through our global network)
  • Appeals (nationwide with worldwide capabilities through our global network)
  • Litigation of disputes in any industry (discovery, motions, settlement negotiations)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Opposition proceedings (trademark registration disputes)
  • Cancellation proceedings (trademark registration disputes)
  • ACPA claims (cybersquatting actions)
  • UDRP actions (domain name disputes)
  • NAD actions (advertising)
  • DMCA demands (online copyright claims)
  • International Trade Commission (importation)