Litigation Attorneys
in Dover, DE

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, our litigation lawyers have decades of experience serving clients in Dover, Delaware, and its surrounding areas, providing quality representation in all types of matters and disputes. Our litigation attorneys handle complex civil lawsuits at both state and federal levels as well as arbitration proceedings before professional bodies such as FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).

We understand that navigating through the legal process can be a daunting task, which is why we are here to provide you with reliable and effective legal counsel and manage your best interests. Our team of experienced litigation lawyers will work closely with you throughout each step of your case to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. The other party in your case will have counsel and so should you.

What Does A Litigation Lawyer Do?

In Delaware, litigation is generally defined as the legal process of resolving legal disagreements between two parties or more through the legal system, including filing and defending lawsuits, engaging in alternative dispute resolution, and other legal proceedings that are part of the complex legal process.

A Litigation lawyer can handle both civil cases and criminal cases. While the criminal code is different than the civil code, the ability to represent a client in pre-trial motions, at trial, and appeal are similar. While the stakes are different, a skilled litigation lawyer is essential.

Civil litigation can involve a range of legal differences between two litigants or more, such as personal injury, business issues, employment law, construction law, medical malpractice, and more. In Delaware, individuals involved in a dispute may choose to engage in alternative resolution methods such as mediation or arbitration, but if a resolution cannot be reached, those involved may ultimately resort to a trial.

During civil litigation, each side will engage in discovery to gather evidence and information relevant to the case, and the judge will ultimately make a ruling or issue a judgment based on the legal arguments and evidence presented.

Our Law Firm Litigation
Practice Areas

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, our criminal and civil litigation lawyers have the skill and expertise to provide you with reliable legal counsel for your legal needs in Dover, Delaware. We are committed to providing quality representation for all types of litigation matters and civil cases including:

    • Contracts – Our attorneys are experienced in drafting, reviewing, and enforcing contracts of all types. We have in-depth knowledge of Delaware’s laws regarding the formation, enforcement, and breach of contract on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation.

    • Business Torts – We provide knowledgeable representation involving business and commercial transactions, such as breach of contract, partnership disagreements, intellectual property debates, tortious interference, business defamation, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, and more. We also have experience in issues related to non-compete clauses and other proprietary rights.

    • Real Estate – Our lawyers are experienced in handling a wide range of real estate matters including neighbor arguments, title issues, landlord/tenant conflicts, boundary line disagreements, zoning regulations, zoning variances, and eminent domain.

    • Construction – handling disputes related to construction projects, defects, and delays.

    • Employment – We represent individuals in matters related to wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour issues, and contracts.

    • Personal Injury – representing individuals who have suffered injuries or damages due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others, including car accidents, slip and fall cases, and medical malpractice.

    • Insurance – representing insurance companies or policyholders in differences related to insurance coverage, bad faith claims, and other insurance-related matters.

    • Criminal Defense – representing individuals facing criminal charges, including DUI, drug offenses, and white-collar crimes.

    • Estate and Trust – handling matters related to wills, trusts, and estates, including contested wills, trusts, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

    • Environmental – handling matters related to environmental law, including pollution, toxic torts, and environmental regulations.

    • Intellectual Property – handling cases related to intellectual property rights, including trademark infringement, patent infringement, and trade secrets.

    • Arbitration Proceedings – Our attorneys are well-versed in arbitration proceedings before FINRA and other professional bodies.

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Contact Schmittinger & Rodriguez

If you or someone you love has criminal charges, contact Schmittinger & Rodriguez today for a consultation. YOUR CASE. OUR PRIORITY.

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What Our Clients Say

Brian Jenkins
Mr Catts went above and beyond to handle my complicated case. The level of professionalism is second to none. The staff and Mr. Catts were kind, courteous, and listened to my concerns with compassion. I would recomend this firm to anyone needing legal help. They earned my trust in am amazing way.
Linda Wilson
Mr Catts and his legal team went above and beyond for me. They never stopped pursuing all avenues to get the compensation that I deserved. The staff was courteous and showed compassion. I felt like they really cared about my injuries. I highly recommend their services to anyone
Tatiana Sida-Amor
I was recommended to this law office by my doctor after my car accident in the summer of 2021. I ended up working with Mr. Catts. I appreciate how forthcoming and hardworking he was about my case. The office is extremely professional to ensure that I got the best settlement that I could get. The open communication eased my mind and allowed me to handle things I needed to for myself. Definitely recommend them if you want lawyers that give you results.
Kathyjo Mays
I recommend them highly and have referred them to many of my friends and family. Very informative and def kept me up to date about my case. Schmittinger & Rodriguez def worked very hard for me.
Mary Zober
The staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable. The firm worked on getting my settlement and kept me informed every step of the way.
Sharonda goode
Great experience! Doug Catts, Ryan and Ms. Kaye are awesome to work with. Very professional, friendly & knowledgeable. They are expensive. But get the job done & in a timely manner. I use Mr. Catts for all my legal needs.
Hot Box237
I will recommend this lawyer to any one, I feel like crying. He is kind, patient and a good listener. He solved your problem and at the end advice you. Thank you very much.
Cheryl Rowe
Doug is personable...assertive and he will get the job done!
Patsy Ware
Schmittinger and Rodriquez attorney Doug Catts is the best, I highly recommend him. As an attorney he is forthright, honest, transparent and sincere. Doug Catts and his staff are amazing.

Why Choose Us?

When a legal dispute arises, you may consider working with an experienced litigation attorney in Dover, DE. In some cases, avoiding going to court is preferable—some matters can be settled amicably through negotiation and/or mediation. But when you need to protect your rights, it’s important to work with a qualified lawyer who can provide sound advice to guide you through the legal system.

Schmittinger & Rodriguez has worked with individuals and commercial owners in Dover, DE for over 60 years and we have a long history of success helping our clients achieve their desired outcomes.

When it comes to working with experienced litigation attorneys in Dover, DE, there are several key benefits.

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we pride ourselves on providing sound legal advice and personalized service tailored to their individual needs. We strive to ensure that every client feels heard, understood, and respected at all stages of the matter.

Regardless of whether you are involved in civil litigation or criminal cases, the fact is an experienced litigation attorney on your side is the only way to protect your best interests.

Contact Us for Your
Legal Needs in Dover, DE

Contact us today to learn more about how our litigation attorneys in Dover, DE can provide guidance and support for your case. ‍When you work with Schmittinger & Rodriguez, you get an experienced team of litigators who understands Delaware law and are committed to providing you with the best legal advice and representation available.

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