Civil Law

Civil law and civil litigation covers noncriminal aspects of the United States legal system.

Civil Law

Because this area of the law involves private parties, it is essential that you have an attorney well-versed in civil litigation to help you. The attorneys with Carrillo|Sipes|Tibbels practice several forms of civil litigation law in Decatur, Wise County, and in Jack and Montague Counties. Along with civil law, our lawyers handle in business litigation, business collections, personal injury, real estate litigation and more.

Our Service

Whether you instigate the civil lawsuit or another party files a civil lawsuit against you, you need an attorney and firm to ensure your rights are protected. Civil litigation cases have several stages, so having a professional to help you navigate the details is critical.

Carrillo|Sipes|Tibbels will handle your civil law case through all stages including:

  • Investigation
  • Pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Pretrial proceedings
  • Potential settlement
  • Trial

Additionally, our litigation team will also work with you to help you uncover if you have a case to file and pursue, or evaluate the merits and determine if you have affirmative defenses to a lawsuit filed against you. The common consensus is that trial is the longest aspect of a lawsuit, however, it is actually the discovery phase that takes the most time. The best way to ensure you have the best outcome possible is to utilize the expertise of the proven trial attorneys with Carrillo|Sipes|Tibbels in Decatur, Wise County, Texas. Because we know the depth of work required during the discovery phase, you can be sure that the effort we put forth will encapsulate everything the law mandates.

What Does a Civil Lawsuit Involve?

Our civil attorneys will devote their time and wealth of knowledge towards processes for gathering and exchanging information. Legal processes like depositions and interrogatories are investigative proceedings that take place within the bounds of the law and under oath, so you should have attorney present to help navigate these waters. Where depositions are orally presented inquiries, interrogatories are written questions. Turn to the firm of Carrillo|Sipes|Tibbels in Decatur, TX, if you need help with a deposition. Another time-consuming discovery phase is production of documents. Carrillo|Sipes|Tibbels can help you determine which documents are relevant and what documents to request in your lawsuit.

What Happens When My Case Doesn’t go to Court?

In many cases a civil lawsuit is settled outside of court by an agreement of the involved parties. If you are fortunate enough to have a case settle outside of court, you still need the assistance of an attorney to wrap up all the proceedings and file the appropriate documents with the court and oversee the closure of the case. Fortunately, Carrillo|Sipes|Tibbels handles your civil litigation case from beginning to end. We are Decatur’s top law firm who understands our clients’ needs and works diligently to achieve the best outcome.


J. Michael Carrillo also provides mediation services to litigants in all types of civil litigation matters in Wise and Jack Counties. J. Michael Carrillo’s twenty plus years of experience and familiarity with the courts and juries of Wise and Jack counties can be beneficial in reaching a resolution during mediation.

Contact Carrillo|Sipes|Tibbels for all your Civil Litigation Needs

The attorneys with Carrillo|Sipes|Tibbels can help with any aspect of civil litigation in the Decatur, TX, area. In addition to civil litigation, our team handles business litigation, business collections, personal injury, real estate litigation, mediations and more. Call us today at (940) 627-0006 to schedule an appointment with our attorneys.

“I had a consultation with Mr. Carrillo and he provided me with great legal advice that helped me with my case. Highly recommend!”

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