Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation in Minnesota

When a dispute involves money, personal injury, property damages, or other non-criminal matters, it is considered a “civil” action. When a person suffers a harm or loss, civil litigation is the process through which a person seeks to hold another person responsible for that harm or loss. Typically, a person will seek monetary damages to compensate them for the harm or loss. In many cases, these disputes can be resolved outside of court through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. However, when necessary, we can be fully prepared to litigate the matter in court. Regardless of the circumstances, we can help you get your matter resolved favorably so you can move forward.

Contract Litigation, Mediation, and Arbitration

In a contract, two or more parties agree to exchange promises to pay a sum of money or perform a certain act or service. A contract dispute arises when one of those parties fails to keep their end of the bargain. We have assisted parties who dispute the terms of a contract using mediation and arbitration. However, we have also provided skilled legal advocacy in court where the parties could not resolve their differences.

Construction Issues and Mechanic’s Liens

When you have a contractor come in and perform work on your home and the outcome is less than ideal, you want someone who will help you resolve the matter with the contractor. If you are a contractor and a customer has withheld payment, you need someone who can help you get compensated for the work you performed. We have experience handling a broad range of these issues, and we can help you find the best possible outcome for your construction disputes and issues.

Real Estate Litigation, Mediation, and Arbitration

Unfortunately, disputes can arise during real estate transactions and over real estate property lines. We also have experience representing owners and lenders in foreclosure. We are fully prepared to work with you on resolving these issues through mediation or arbitration, however, when necessary, we will be fully prepared to litigate the matter in court if there is no other way to reach an agreement.

If you are in the midst of a civil dispute or if you need advice about a harm or loss you suffered in southeastern Minnesota, contact Grinde & Dicke Law Firm, P.A. immediately and let us help you find a solution.