Legal Services - Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation – North San Diego County
Civil disputes come in many forms. A person may have a disagreement with a neighbor, associate, customer, contractor, service provider, or party to a real estate or other business transaction. He or she may suffer a loss due to another’s failure to meet a commitment. Whether you are the complaining or defending party in a civil dispute, there are times that you need legal assistance. Trying to represent yourself can compound the problem.
Joseph Stine has been helping private parties and public officials intelligently and effectively handle civil disputes since 1982. Joe offers a wealth of practical experience, including insights gained from working for judges. This Civil Litigation experience and expertise is utilized to assess legal problems and suggest the most appropriate course of action. Your claims or defenses will be persuasively presented with care not to needlessly increase hostilities. Every effort is made to explore options for a reasonable resolution through negotiation while at the same time being aggressive in representing you in court.
In the vast majority of civil disputes, we have been able to negotiate a settlement that avoids the need for an expensive trial. Mediation is often used to facilitate a resolution agreeable to all parties and preferable to prolonged legal proceedings ending with a judgment imposed by a judge or jury. As an experienced mediator as well as an attorney, we prepare clients to make the most of their opportunities to end the dispute on favorable terms during a mediation or settlement conference.
Joseph Stine Law’s legal services are particularly well-suited for pragmatic clients who desire rigorous representation, but who would support a reasonable, cost-effective settlement negotiated through their attorney.
Please call 760-579-7694 with questions.
Joseph is a San Diego native and has practiced law for 39 years specializing in Real Estate, Business and Civil Litigation. He also served as the 2016 President of the North County Bar Association.