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Civil Law Attorney Brookline MA

 

Civil law (or civilian law) is a legal system originating in Western Europe, intellectualized within the framework of late Roman law, and whose most prevalent feature is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law. This can be contrasted with common lawsystems whose intellectual framework comes from judge-made decisional law which gives precedentialauthority to prior court decisions on the principle that it is unfair to treat similar facts differently on different occasions (doctrine of judicial precedent).

Historically, civil law existed in the times of Ancient Egypt and it is the group of legal ideas and systems ultimately derived from the Code of Justinian, but heavily overlaid by Germanic, canon-law, feudal, and local practices, as well as doctrinal strains such as natural law, codification, and legislative positivism. Conceptually, civil law proceeds from abstractions, formulates general principles, and distinguishes substantive rules from procedural rules. It holds case law to be secondary and subordinate to statutory law, and the court system is usually inquisitorial, unbound by precedent, and composed of specially trained judicial officers with a limited authority to interpret law. Juries separate from the judges are not used, although in some cases, benches may be sat by lay judges alongside legally-trained career judges.

 

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The firm prides itself on the traditional values of hard work and personal customer service with our focus being on representing individuals, families and small companies who demand responsive legal representation.

As experts in personal injury law, divorce law, business and real estate law, some of the personal legal services we provide include: Personal Injury Claims, Automobile Accident Claims, Divorce Matters, Child Custody/ Child Support Matters, Wills/Probate of Estates, Probate Court Litigation, Civil Service Claims, Criminal Law/OUI Cases and Real Estate closings. Each of the firms attorneys are experienced trial lawyers in the Civil Courts, Probate Courts and Criminal Courts of Massachusetts representing clients in these courts through all phases of litigation from early settlements through Jury Trial Verdicts.

Our commitment to obtain success for our clients has led to our firm’s success in the Brookline business community.

 

 

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Personal Injury

 

Personal injury is a mental or physical injury suffered by an individual. The types of personal injury claims which are most common are accidents at work/home, motor vehicle accidents and product defect accidents...

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Personal Injury

 

Personal injury is a mental or physical injury suffered by an individual. The types of personal injury claims which are most common are accidents at work/home, motor vehicle accidents and product defect accidents...

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Divorce/Custody

 

Preparing for divorce may initially seem like an overwhelming process; however, there are steps you may take to ease you towards the finish line. These steps include finding a skilled and experienced divorce attorney...

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Divorce/Custody

 

Preparing for divorce may initially seem like an overwhelming process; however, there are steps you may take to ease you towards the finish line. These steps include finding a skilled and experienced divorce attorney...

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Business Law Experts

 

Commercial law, also known as business law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales...

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Business Law Experts

 

Commercial law, also known as business law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales...

 

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229 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

 

Telephone

(617) 277-3477

 

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617-738-0954

 

Email

Daniel J. Cardinal
Bruce A. Kraft
F. Robert Houlihan

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