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Orem Civil Litigation Attorneys Resolve a Variety of Disputes

Highly professional representation for plaintiffs and defendants

The civil court system allows citizens to pursue legal remedies for a wide variety of disputes, such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, will contest, divorce, or personal injury. When it’s necessary for you to go to court, either to prosecute or defend a claim, having an experienced civil litigation attorney on your side greatly enhances your prospects for success. At Skabelund Wirig & Loos, our litigators are determined to help you protect what matters most. We listen attentively to your story, advise you on the pertinent law, and help you determine appropriate and realistic goals for litigation. When you are certain how you want to proceed, we provide the reliable litigation strategies that are proven to deliver positive results.

Understanding the process of civil litigation

Unlike the criminal court system, which is designed to punish wrongdoers, the civil court system has two goals:

  • Remedies at law — Order the payment of appropriate compensation to people who have suffered unfair economic and noneconomic losses.
  • Remedies in equity — Order a party to perform some act, or to refrain from acting, so that a fair result is reached.

There are many areas of the law that utilize civil litigation:

  • Business, corporate, and commercial law
  • Estate law, trust law, and probate law
  • Insurance law
  • Personal injury and wrongful death law
  • Property law
  • Divorce

There are also several methods for achieving a resolution to civil disputes, such as traditional negotiation, mediation, binding arbitration, nonbinding arbitration, and lawsuits in state or federal court. Our attorneys are adept at all these processes, so we can offer a full range of legal strategies in your case.

Estate litigation by a premiere Utah attorney

Our senior partner, Steven R. Skabelund, has assisted more than 10,000 clients with estate issues, so he has vast experience managing litigation related to wills, trusts, and probate. For our estate planning lawyers in Orem, common cases include:

  • Will challenges — Disappointed heirs often challenge the validity of a will by alleging undue influence, coercion, or fraud. A will might also be vague in part and open to various, competing interpretations. We represent the testator’s estate as well as potential beneficiaries in will contests in probate court.
  • Trust management challenges — When a grantor establishes a trust, a trustee or trust administrator must oversee the assets, pay the taxes, make prudent investments, and disperse benefits according to the terms of the trust. If a trustee is sloppy or dishonest, such behavior is a breach of fiduciary duty, and the trustee is personally liable for economic losses the trust suffers. However, even a meticulous trustee can face accusations of a breach of fiduciary duty if a beneficiary is disenchanted with the trust performance or with the trustee’s unwillingness to disperse funds the way the beneficiary would like. We represent trustees and beneficiaries in trust management disputes.

When you retain our services for estate litigation or any other type of civil case, you can expect attentive legal counsel and aggressive representation as we fight to protect your rights and achieve your desired outcome.

Contact our skilled civil litigation lawyers in Orem, UT

The skilled civil litigation attorneys at Skabelund Wirig & Loos protect your rights aggressively through traditional negotiations, mediation, arbitration and trials in state or federal court. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant, we provide dedicated and professional services focused on results. To speak with an experienced trial attorney, call 801-788-4447 or contact our Orem office online to schedule a free consultation.

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  • Orem Office
    1149 West Center Street
    Orem, Utah 84057
    Phone: 801-222-9700
    Fax: 801-224-9960
Client Testimonials
  • "Steve Skabelund is Excellent! He has helped out many of my family and friends with getting their Will and Trust documents in order. He is friendly, quick at getting the job done and does it at a fee that is affordable. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone who is considering having these types of services done. Thanks Steve for a job well done!"  -Lorie P., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "My company and I have been working with Brent Wirig for a couple of years now and he has been crucial to the success of our small business. He is knowledgeable and gets things done in a timely manner. He is also very easy to reach. We have used his expertise on everything from the original business paperwork, to taxes, and client contracts. Would highly recommend Skabelund Wirig and Loos."  -Michael, 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "We have had such a positive experience with Brent Wirig as our family estate planning attorney. He also has helped us with the organization documents for our new business and explained everything clearly. He works fast and has a deep concern for each client! We will definitely be using him for any future needs!"  -Danielle S., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Steve has been our family attorney for over 15 years. Over the years Steve has been there to help us with our estate planning needs. Every time I would leave on a vacation without the kids I would have panic attacks about not having my estate in order. We have a special needs son so that added to my anxiety. Steve helped us plan for our future with how to structure our estate to best meet the needs of our family. Now I can go on vacation and leave at least that worry behind. A few months before our son turned 18 we had to petition the court to become our son's legal guardian. Steve was there to make sure everything was in order. It was a smooth process. I would highly recommend Steve and his associated to take care of your Family Law needs!!"  -Teri T., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "I felt like an actual person, rather than just another number! Steve Loos was great in getting back with me when I needed to talk to him. The Bonus part of my experience with Steve is I actually got a portion of my retaining fee back!! That NEVER happens! Thank you Tiffany Hedges for the referral! You all are amazing!"  -Dana D., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Brent is one of the most thorough and efficient attorneys that I have worked with as a client. He will go the extra mile for you. Also, you actually feel that he cares about you as an individual!"  -Peter S., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Stephen Loos is a great combination of being pleasant and competent, which is rare nowadays. I highly recommend Stephen for your legal needs."  -IIdar F., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Brent Wirig just helped us with our estate planning documents and he was extra great to work with. We highly recommend him."  -Catherine C., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "Brent Wirig is very helpful and explains things I don't understand in a clear and concise way. He is easy to work with and willing to go the extra mile to help out."  -Annie S., 5.0 rating ★★★★★

  • "My review is a little slow however we worked with both Stephen Loos and BJ on multiple things and they were awesome!! Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to accept a call and answer any questions! Great guys!"  -Jennifer B., 5.0 rating ★★★★★