There are two justice systems in the United States: civil and criminal. While most Americans may be familiar with the criminal justice system thanks to television shows such as Law & Order, many Americans are less familiar with the civil justice system. In the civil justice system, a private party may file a lawsuit against another private party for allegations including breach of contract or personal injury, among many other claims. Like the criminal justice system, the government may still bring lawsuits against private parties for violating the law, such as environmental or securities law, but these lawsuits do not seek criminal penalties such as imprisonment.
Similarly, some crimes have both civil and criminal versions. For example, fraud is a charge that can be brought in civil court or in criminal court. If brought in criminal court, government prosecutors will likely seek criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment. Conversely, a civil action for fraud will seek restitution or other damages to compensate the injured party for the fraudulent activity.
At Surovell Isaacs & Levy, PLC, we have extensive experience in successfully pursuing and defending civil litigation claims. Our practice includes business-related litigation, personal injury litigation, breach of contract litigation, landlord-tenant litigation, consumer rights litigation, debt collection litigation, and employment law litigation. With decades of collective experience, we provide unparalleled representation in negotiations, often resulting in settling for more – not less. If necessary, our attorneys have the skill set necessary to zealously advocate on your behalf in court. Although most civil litigation cases settle before trial, our attorneys are ready to launch a zealous offense or defense on your behalf to ensure that you get the outcome that you deserve. If you have questions pertaining to civil suits, such as personal injury, tax litigation, or landlord-tenant disputes, please contact our office today for a free consultation.
If you are running a business, you are bound to end up in a dispute. Business-related litigation is a broad area that has significant overlap with other areas of civil litigation, such as breach of contract and administrative law. These disputes often involve allegations of breach of contract, violation of employment law or other employment disputes, internal disputes such as partnership disputes, and any other legal challenge that can be brought by or against your business in the civil justice system. If you are a business seeking to resolve an ongoing dispute or trying to get ahead of an impending one, please contact the attorneys at Surovell Isaacs & Levy, PLC, for a free consultation. As a client-focused law firm, your success is our focus – our attorneys ensure that disputes are resolved in a time-sensitive and cost-efficient manner.
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Litigation
Our attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury litigation. Whether it’s bringing a lawsuit to recover for damages, or defending yourself from a personal injury suit, our lawyers are veracious litigators and skilled trial advocates. While involved in all areas of personal injury litigation, our most common cases include:
- Premises liability
- Brain injury
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
If you have been injured and are seeking compensation, or have received notice as the defendant in a personal injury suit, contact the attorneys at Surovell Isaacs & Levy, PLC, for an initial case consultation.
Leasing agreements often contain a myriad of clauses that may leave certain issues open to contest. Even a cleanly drafted lease can result in landlord-tenant disputes. To complicate matters, non-commercial tenancies are bound by additional state and federal laws. Our attorneys take pride in their resolution of landlord-tenant disputes, whether commercial or residential and successfully represent both landlords and tenants. If you’re engaged in a landlord-tenant dispute, please contact our attorneys so that they can provide a free consultation of possible resolutions.
No one likes tax time. Similarly, no one likes paying more tax than they required. Unfortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) takes a harsh view on tax controversies which results in disproportionate penalties for taxpayers making honest mistakes. Our attorneys successfully represent individual and commercial clients in initial tax disputes as well as tax appeals. If you are facing a tax dispute with the IRS, please contact our office for a free consultation.
Employment Law Litigation
Our attorneys have successfully represented businesses and individuals seeking employment claims or defending them, in the Northern Virginia area for decades. Employment law is a patchwork of differing statutes at the state and federal level, as well as significant case law interpreting these statutes. Given the depth of experience at Surovell Isaacs & Levy, our attorneys are fluent in the likes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Virginia Human Rights Act, the Bowman Doctrine, and the Virginia Wage Pay Act. If you are a business owner or employee involved in an employment dispute, please contact our offices for a free consultation.
Fairfax Civil Litigation Attorneys
Overall, our civil litigation attorneys offer full-service legal resolution. With experiences ranging from successfully defending everyday people from overzealous IRS prosecution, to successfully pursuing breach of contract claims for businesses throughout the State of Virginia, our attorneys have the desire and skill set to successfully represent you in any civil litigation matter. If you have questions pertaining to potential litigation or claims, please contact our offices today for a free consultation.