Civil Litigation

Civil proceedings are usually initiated by individuals seeking monetary compensation, recovery of property, or performance of legal liability. Individuals, companies, and even the government can be parties to civil litigation. The party filing the complaint is referred to as the "plaintiff," and the party sued is the "defendant."


The plaintiff or claimant must exercise the burden of proof and use the trade-off of possibilities as a criterion to justify its claim. 

Civil disputes can be a complicated process. Reaching a resolution in a civil dispute can be a grueling process. You and the opposing side may have conflicting interests and may be reluctant to compromise. If you find yourself in this situation, you need experienced legal counsel that is not afraid to tackle tough legal questions.

Individuals and businesses often find themselves involved in a legal dispute with another party. These disputes typically become matters resolved through civil litigation which entails the use of courts or arbitrators for adjudication.

For plaintiffs involved in a civil litigation matter, the objective is to right a wrong, honor an agreement, or to obtain compensation for an injury.  On the other hand, defendants in a civil litigation matter want to aggressively protect their rights in opposing the plaintiff’s claim.

Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, hiring a qualified civil litigation attorney is crucial in achieving a successful outcome in your case. Our civil litigation attorneys represent plaintiffs and defendants including individuals, partnerships, shareholders and corporations in all aspects of litigation, including:


Business related litigation

  • Fraud

  • Breach of contract

  • Dissolution or breakup of a business

  • Unfair business practices

  • Business disputes

  • Trade secrets

  • Non-compete covenants

  • Breach of warranties

  • Mechanics’ liens

  • Employment litigation


Personal litigation

  • Personal injury

  • Product liability



  • Administrative law



  • Preliminary and permanent injunctions


Real estate and construction litigation

  • Real estate litigation

  • Landlord-tenant litigation

  • Construction defects

  • Premises liability

Our civil litigation attorneys work closely with clients to evaluate their potential claims or defenses related to the commercial, professional, employment, and personal disputes. We represent clients before administrative agencies, alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or arbitration, jury or court trials in state and federal court as well as proceedings before appellate courts. We help clients prepare their cases and counsel them on steps and procedures involved.  A skilled civil litigation attorney can also help clients leverage their negotiating position to reach a beneficial settlement. A negotiated settlement is often the most expedient and cost effective way to resolve many disputes.

If a dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation, pursuing a case in the courts may be the best or only option. In these situations, our civil litigation attorneys will collaborate with experts including investigators, accountants, economic impact analysts, and other relevant professionals in order to achieve a successful outcome.

The litigation lawyers at Blumsack & Canzano, P.C. have extensive experience in complex civil cases and are good at handling difficult legal issues. Our lawyers have extensive experience defending individuals and companies, defending numerous civil lawsuits involving contract disputes, emotional distress claims, construction disputes, employment claims, and consumer protection claims. The team of lawyers will explore all possible solutions and is always ready to negotiate on your behalf. Our team of lawyers and assistants will identify potential appeal issues in the early stages of litigation and ensure that we have an advantage. When you work with Blumsack & Canzano, P.C., you will have a team of lawyers with a wealth of knowledge to serve you. Blumsack & Canzano, P.C. will alleviate your worries, answer the risks related to your appeal or being sued, and safeguard your rights and interests.

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Richard M. Canzano

Founder / Partner

Woburn, MA

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Christopher P. Walsh

Of Counsel

Boston, MA

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Sharon A. Chirban

Clinical Psychologist

Boston, MA