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Civil Litigation Lawyer

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If you need the best civil litigation lawyer, Pleban & Petruska litigates a variety of civil matters. Over the years, we have been called to litigate cases involving false arrest, excessive force, wrongful conviction, contract disputes, consumer rights and insurance claims, to name a few. Across this wide variety of civil litigation, our aggressive strategies have helped individuals and families obtain decades of results. Our experience, preparation, attention to detail, and collaboration makes a difference.

False Arrest

Even if you believe you are being falsely arrested you should not resist. It leads to more issues. Improper arrests can be addressed after the fact. Pleban & Petruska has helped individuals falsely arrested get justice.

Excessive Force

Excessive force claims occur when law enforcement officers injure individuals. These cases look at the degree of force used weighed against the amount of force necessary. If you think excessive force has been used against you or someone you love, we can help.

Wrongful Conviction

Pleban & Petruska has successfully overturned wrongful convictions. DNA advancements can help to exonerate those wrongfully convicted ((ADD LINK)). Wrongful convictions can involve both criminal and civil claims. A criminal case gets the wrongfully convicted out of prison. A civil case attempts to financially compensate the wrongfully convicted for all he/she endured.

Litigation

Pleban & Petruska has spent decades litigating civil matters. If you want an experienced trial lawyer, our firm is happy to assist you. Our aggressive strategies have helped individuals and families obtain decades of results.

Contract Law

Do you have contract issues? Do you have a company who has not fulfilled its promises? Have you been affected by a contractor who did not perform work, as promised, at your house? Need an employment contract reviewed? Our firm helps individuals navigate through the often dense and detailed contractual language.

Appeals

Litigation typically involves appeals—win or lose. Missouri has a Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Federal cases in Missouri are appealed to the 8th Circuit and Supreme Court. Illinois federal cases are appealed through the 7th Circuit and Supreme Court. Pleban & Petruska’s litigation practice includes helping clients through appeals. If you have an appeal, Pleban & Petruska can help.

Consumer Rights

Missouri has laws that protect its consumers. Included in that protection is the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (“MMPA”). It is unlawful for anyone to use deception, fraud, false pretenses, false promise, misrepresentation, unfair practices or concealment in connection with the sale or advertisement of merchandise or commerce.

Insurance Claims

Pleban & Petruska represents individuals in claims against their own insurance carriers. Often times, even though an individual has paid all of his/her premiums, the insurance company will either deny coverage or undervalue the claim. There are statutory provisions that help individuals when this occurs. When the insurance carrier’s refusal to pay is vexatious—without reasonable cause or excuse—it can be hit with penalties and forced to pay for your attorneys’ fees.

Schools, Bullying, Hazing and Harassment

Pleban & Petruska has represented students facing bullying, hazing and/or harassment. These cases require careful analysis of a viable claim a different approach. In today’s landscape, bullying can take all forms including on social media. Our firm has given national presentations on these issues. We have worked to eliminate bullying, hazing and harassment in schools. Often, in these types of cases, recovery involves both monetary and non-monetary components.

Business Litigation

Our firm has been called to represent businesses in civil litigation. Business disputes include fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract, unfair competition, deceptive practices, and many other matters. Unlike most firms that work only on an only hourly fee arrangement when representing a business, Pleban & Petruska considers variety of fee arrangements to make litigation more affordable. We offer blended agreements with both hourly and contingency fee representation. Our firm is regularly asked to handle complex cases. If you have a business dispute but want to avoid monthly legal bills, contact us.

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