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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.