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General civil practice typically refers to the law of civil or private rights, as opposed to criminal law or administrative law (as defined by Black's Law Dictionary)...

"The difference between civil law...and criminal law turns on the difference between two different objects which the law seeks to pursue - redress or punishment. The object of civil law is the redress of wrongs by compelling compensation or restitution: the wrongdoer is not punished, he only suffers so much harm as is necessary to make good the wrong he has done. The person who has suffered gets a definite benefit from the law, or at least he avoids a loss. On the other hand, in the case of crimes, the main object of the law is to punish the wrongdoer; to give him and others a strong inducement not to commit the same or similar crimes, to reform him if possible, and perhaps to satisfy the public sense that wrongdoing ought to meet with retribution."

             William Geldart, Introduction to English Law 146 (D.C.M. Yardley ed., 9th ed. 1984).

Listed below are some examples of matters the firm will evaluate:

  • Breach of contract
  • Business formation
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • DTPA
  • Employment Contracts
  • Forcible Detainer - Eviction
  • Fraud
  • Home foreclosure disputes
  • Homeowner/homeowner association disputes
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Money Had & Received
  • Real estate negotiations / closings
  • Real property title disputes
  • Retaliation
  • Sabine Pilot
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Tortious Interference With Business Relationships
  • Theft Liability Act
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Texas Civil Wiretap Act
  • Unlawful lockout
  • Wills drafting
  • Will contest
  • Wrongful Discharge Claims


DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION IS FOR GENERAL PURPOSE ONLY AND IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT. TO OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

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