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Civil Suit Attorney Michael D. Doyle

Attorney Michael D. Doyle counsels and represents clients in the variety of ways when dealing with civil litigation matters.

Pre-suit representation and negotiations

Attorney involvement early in a legal situation is often critical in getting you a fair settlement for your injuries or monetary damages. Attorney Michael D. Doyle's can guide you through the stages of investigation and negotiations that often take place prior to a lawsuit being filed. Without the guidance of an experienced attorney, people who find themselves in a legal situation that needs resolution may make statements to the other side that can hurt their case after a lawsuit is filed.

Often a settlement can be negotiated without the expense of filing a lawsuit. Michael D. Doyle has extensive experience in negotiating settlements with businesses, insurance companies and individuals for his clients.

Contacting an experienced attorney early in a case is an important step in planning a pre-suit strategy. Call today for your free initial consultation to find out how Attorney Michael D. Doyle can help you resolve your legal problem and possibly avoid a costly lawsuit altogether.

Administrative hearings

Administrative hearings usually involve important rights or benefits. Many people facing an administrative hearing make the mistake of thinking that they do not need the assistance of an attorney, and they lose out on valuable benefits or privileges. As an attorney with many years of experience, Michael D. Doyle can present the evidence in your administrative law case in an effective manner.

You have a right to be represented by an attorney in a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) or a hearing examiner. Attorney Michael D. Doyle has the knowledge and experience to present your evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses, and present your side of the story in a carefully considered closing statement.

Call today for your free initial consultation to find out how Attorney Michael D. Doyle can help you to prepare for your Administrative Hearing.

State Court trials and appeals

Whether your case is being tried in State Court for the first time, or whether you are involved in an appeal, either as Plaintiff or Defendant, you need an experienced trial lawyer. Michael D. Doyle has been trying cases in Elyria and Lorain County and the surrounding areas for 25 years.

An experienced trial lawyer can skillfully present your case, research the contested legal issues, and decide how to best present your evidence - or counter the evidence presented by the other side.

There are many procedural rules that must be followed in civil litigation. Failure to file a required motion or answer on time can result in your case or your appeal being dismissed.

If your recent civil trial resulted in verdict that is unfair to you, or the other side is appealing the judgment, you need an attorney who is experienced in the appeals process to examine the record and find decisions of law that were decided wrongly.

Your case begins with a free initial consultation where you will personally meet with Attorney Michael Doyle who will evaluate your case, tell you what to expect, and guide you through the process. Your case is important, and our professional and dedicated staff will answer your questions at every stage of the process.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Representation (including arbitrations and mediations)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a process through which people who have legal disputes can resolve them outside of a courtroom. Although your ADR case will not be heard by a judge and jury, it is still important to have the guidance of a competent and experienced attorney at your side.

In a mediation, the opposing parties will meet with a neutral third person whose job it is to help them find a resolution that they can agree upon. The mediator assists them in negotiating a settlement. It is important to have the aid of an experienced attorney in your mediation. Even though the mediator may be an attorney, he or she is not there to advise you about or protect your legal rights. Mediation is often used in civil disputes to work out issues that arise where both parties want to do the "right thing," but are having trouble deciding what is fair to both parties. As an experienced negotiator, Attorney Michael D. Doyle can advise you about your legal rights and the fairness of any proposed solution.

In an arbitration, the parties present their cases and tell their stories to one or more neutral parties who will decide the outcome of the case. Arbitration can be binding - meaning the parties have no choice but to accept the arbitrator's decision, or non-binding. Arbitration is often used in commercial disputes. Many contracts that you sign require binding mediation as the way to resolve any problems. Because your rights may be decided without ever setting a foot inside courtroom, it is important that you have a qualified advocate who will present your case in the most favorable light and protect your financial interests.

Your case begins with a free initial consultation where you will personally meet with Attorney Michael Doyle who will evaluate your case, tell you what to expect, and guide you through your arbitration or mediation session. Your case is important, and our professional and dedicated staff will answer your questions at every stage of the process.

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