Calgary & Strathmore General Civil Litigation Lawyers

The seasoned litigators at Getz Collins and Associates are not just lawyers; they are dedicated advocates who are with you every step of the way. We take pride in our accessibility and responsiveness throughout the entire litigation process. We offer a spectrum of legal solutions, both bundled and stand-alone, to address a wide array of disputes.

Our team represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including:

  • Garnishment and debt collection;
  • Real estate disputes;
  • Breach of contract; and
  • Business disputes.

Stages of Litigation in Alberta

While the length and complexity of each litigation matter depends on its circumstances, they follow a general trajectory:

  1. The plaintiff files their claim with the court and serves a copy of the claim on the defendant;
  2. The defendant files their defence (response to the claim) and serves a copy on the plaintiff;
  3. The parties engage in the discovery process, which involves the exchange of all documents and information in the parties’ possession that are relevant to the claim. The discovery process may also involve questioning of the parties in an Examination for Discovery;
  4. Throughout the litigation process, the parties usually explore the possibility of settlement. This is generally done via alternative dispute resolution processes, such as negotiation, mediation, or judicial dispute resolution;
  5. If the parties cannot resolve the claim, the matter will be set down for trial. Most civil litigation cases are heard by a judge alone, without a jury.

The Benefit of Flexible, Tailored Litigation Services

In an attempt to save money on legal fees, many litigants attempt to represent themselves during the litigation process. Given the complex nature of litigation and the potential for a claim to drag on for years if mishandled, self-representation is inadvisable. The longer a court case lasts, the more potential court costs a litigant will face.

The litigation lawyers at Getz Collins and Associates formulate effective legal strategies to position clients for success at trial while exploring all viable options for early resolution. Recognizing the unique nature of each legal challenge, we offer flexible, cost-effective fee arrangements to accommodate each client’s circumstances. We are also sensitive to the amount of support required and provide both bundled, all-inclusive litigation representation as well as stand-alone services.

Getz Collins and Associates: Providing Dynamic Litigation Services in Calgary & Strathmore

Since its inception in 1984, Getz Collins and Associates has stood as a cornerstone of the Alberta legal community. Our approach is rooted in tradition while embracing modern innovation, empowering us to provide attentive and pragmatic service in a broad array of litigation matters. Our litigation lawyers have built lasting client relationships throughout Alberta and have an established reputation for exceptional advocacy and representation in and out of the courtroom.

With locations in Calgary and Strathmore, Getz Collins and Associates combines community roots with a modern, big-firm approach. We proudly serve clients across the province, including in Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Drumheller, Chestermere, Hussar, and the surrounding areas. To schedule a confidential consultation on your litigation matter, please contact us online or call 587-391-5600.