Litigation is a broad term that describes the process of advocating for a client in court. 

Civil Litigation Lawyers in Edmonton

At Emery Jamieson, civil litigation is our specialty. Almost every area of law could have a litigation component if there is any kind of dispute between private parties. To see a full list of our practice areas, visit our areas of practice page.

Do you need to sue someone?

If you are looking to sue someone for damages of any kind, you’ll need a litigation lawyer. Whether you were injured in an accident due to someone’s negligence, lost potential income due to a contractor’s delay, need to collect on a debt or were harmed in some other situation, you will need a civil litigator to guide you through the process of receiving compensation.

If you need to sue someone, contact us today to discuss your case. We’ll determine which of our experienced lawyers is the right fit for you.

Are you being sued?

Is someone suing you because they believe you’ve caused them harm? Are you accused of breaching an agreement? Whatever the issue, our trial attorneys can help you protect your interests. Contact us to learn more about our legal teams and to book a consultation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

While the most common form of litigation takes place in courts, there are alternatives to this often delayed and time-consuming process. Alternative dispute resolution processes in the form of mediations and arbitrations are becoming more and more popular.


Mediation is the process of working with a neutral third-party to come to an agreeable solution between two parties. When there are heightened emotions or family ties, mediation can often be a peaceful way to resolve a legal dispute. It’s a common practice used by our Family Law group.

Mediators are trained professionals, often lawyers or psychologists. For more complex legal cases, we recommend a lawyer, as a psychologist is better at providing a safe emotional space than assisting with legal matters. At Emery Jamieson, several of our lawyers are also reputable mediators who are available to assist in mediation cases.

In a mediation session, both parties come with their own legal representatives who will help ensure their rights are respected. The mediator is there to encourage discussion and facilitate a solution that works for both sides.

If you are interested in the process of mediation, get in touch today. We’ll help you find the best legal representation to guide you through the mediation process.


Arbitration involves hiring a private judge or arbitrator to hear a case between two parties and provide a judgment. Arbitration is an excellent way to speed up the legal process and come to a settlement quickly and privately as the public court system is often delayed.

Some common examples of cases that can be settled with arbitration are:

  • Family law
  • Estate and wills disputes
  • Unfair labour practice disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Negligence claims

Depending on your case, arbitration could be the right solution. When working with one of our litigation lawyers, ask if arbitration could work for your case.