Attorney Scott Leonard Recertified as an NJ Civil Trial Attorney
Leonard Legal Group’s Scott G. Leonard has done it again. He was recently recertified as a New Jersey civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Only 2% of all attorneys in New Jersey have achieved this designation. This certification is only valid for five years, which means that candidates must re-apply every five years for recertification and meet all the requirements again.
The Supreme Court launched the attorney certification program to help people make more informed decisions when looking for an attorney and safeguard them from fraudulent advertising tactics. Put simply, when you work with a certified New Jersey civil trial attorney, you are guaranteed superior and competent legal representation.
What a Certified New Jersey Civil Trial Attorney Can Do For You
Civil trial attorneys are more commonly known as litigators. They are a specific kind of lawyer that you can hire to either defend or pursue a civil suit. Civil law is meant to address negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior that results in an individual or party’s injury. By contrast, criminal law is intended to punish people for criminal acts. When the defendant of a civil lawsuit is proven to be liable for the plaintiff’s (the injured party) injuries, the defendant must pay the damages or losses resulting from the plaintiff’s injuries.
For example, if you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you can bring legal action against the party that caused your injuries to pursue financial compensation to cover all the losses you incurred because of your injuries. To ensure that you recover all the damages you are entitled to under the law, you will need an attorney with ample experience and skills to handle the pressure of potential court battles.
When you work with a certified civil trial attorney, they will handle the litigation process for you, from pretrial investigations to formalities, appeals, and settlement negotiations. They will use their experience and resources to win your case by:
- Gathering evidence to corroborate your claim and support your lawsuit, including getting witness testimonies
- Evaluating the facts of your case to establish fault and liability for your injuries
- Managing all the correspondence with all the parties involved
- Filing briefs, motions, and other legal paperwork
- Developing a discovery plan
- Working with expert witnesses to support the medical or technical aspects of your case
- Negotiating for the highest possible settlement amount for your damages
While civil cases usually settle before the case heads to trial, a certified civil trial attorney can secure the best possible outcome, whatever your circumstances.
Get In Touch With a Board Certified New Jersey Civil Trial Attorney Today
From holding individuals, companies, and government entities liable for injuring people due to their negligent actions to seeking justice for sexual abuse survivors, you can count on Scott G. Leonard, our certified New Jersey civil trial attorney, for competent legal guidance. To learn how we can help with your specific case, you can call the Leonard Legal Group at 973-984-1414 or send us a message online to schedule your free, no-obligation case review with our certified New Jersey civil trial attorney.