Civil Litigation

The Law Offices of Tara R. Parker, PLLC, is a civil litigation law firm with offices in Flint & Lansing, Michigan. We serve clients in Genesee, Ingham, Saginaw, and Bay counties, as well as the surrounding counties. Attorney Tara R. Parker has successfully represented clients in a wide range of cases, including landlord/tenant disputes, contract disputes and family law matters. She is an aggressive advocate for her clients who will provide the guidance you need to favorably resolve your civil matter.

Michigan Civil Trial Attorney Tara R. Parker

Attorney Tara R. Parker is the founder and principle attorney of the firm. She focuses much of her practice on providing high-quality legal counsel to clients facing a civil trial. She knows that not every case is bound for litigation, and that the process is not for every client. That is why she provides personalized legal counsel for each of her clients. She carefully evaluates each case, working closely with each client to identify their goals and expectations for resolution. She will carefully explain your rights and options and help you weigh the pros and cons of your decisions. Together, we will develop the optimal strategy for your case and help you achieve the best possible resolution of your civil case.

Practice Area : Civil Litigation

Our civil litigation practice includes a wide variety of cases, ranging from landlord/tenant disputes to family law disputes.  Not every case is resolved by going to court. Many cases today are resolved through careful negotiation with the other parties involved. In some cases, however, if an agreeable resolution cannot be reached, it may be advisable to pursue your case in court.

What do you do when you receive a Summons and Complaint? What do you do when you want to file your own civil lawsuit? Civil lawsuits cover a wide range of cases and involve money damages or in many cases specific performance.

The general procedures involved in a civil suit include the following:

  • An initial consultation to determine what evidence and possible defenses a client has in relation to the fact presented;
  • The drafting of pleadings and motions throughout the life of the case;
  • Requests for discovery from the opposing party including requests for admissions, interrogatories, requests for the production of documents and other things, and depositions;
  • Potential Settlement prior to trial through mediation and settlement conferences;
  • Trial, if a satisfactory settlement was not reached between the parties; and
  • Appeals, if necessary.

Due to the complexity of civil actions, hiring an attorney that can adequately prepare and keep track of all the deadlines involved in filing and responding to various pleadings, while at the same time providing top-notch representation in your case, puts the client at ease.

At The Law Offices of Tara R. Parker, PLLC, our attorney and staff have the knowledge and skill to provide the counsel you need, should you need to go to court. Attorney Tara R. Parker is a  litigator who has defended the rights of her clients both inside and outside the courtroom. She will explain your available options, answer your questions, and help you decide whether litigation is the best option for you.

Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Is it legal for a landlord to tell someone they have two days to move out or their items will be moved to the curb? Can a tenant leave without giving proper notice or continue to live in the unit without paying rent?

The most common disputes that arise in landlord/tenant cases include the following:

  • Landlord’s duties/Tenant’s duties
  • Improper eviction processes
  • Unresolved repairs and maintenance issues
  • Security deposits withheld
  • Damages to property
  • Nonpayment of Rent

Michigan Law governs the landlord-tenant relationship under statutes, which include but are not limited to, the Truth in Renting Act, the Landlord-Tenant Act, the Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act, and the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act.

Personal Protection Orders

When a person reasonably fears for their life based on threats, harassment, or violence against them by another individual, a personal protection order (PPO) may be necessary. Hiring an attorney to handle the process for you, to gather relevant evidence, subpoena witnesses, and provide a high level of legal representation during this trying time is ideal. Further, if the other party violates the PPO counsel will be there with you to address the violation.

Contact Us

If you are involved in a civil legal dispute, you need an attorney on your side with the necessary experience to defend your rights during every phase of your case. Attorney Tara R. Parker is ready to answer your questions, explain your options, and protect your rights.

Contact our Flint or Lansing office today to schedule a consultation with Michigan civil trial Attorney Tara R. Parker