The term "civil trial law" refers to the practice of law that involves litigation of civil controversies in all areas of substantive law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. Civil trial law is distinguished from criminal trial law. The substantive law areas of civil trial law can include personal injury law, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, and business law.
In addition to actual trial and pretrial process, the legal definition of the term "civil trial law" can include evaluating, managing, and resolving civil controversies prior to the initiation of a law suit. Many states offer board certification or specialty certification programs for civil trial law. Use our directory to find attorneys or law firms focused on civil trial law or more narrow practice areas within that category.