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Civil Litigation & Arbitration

Monterey County Civil Litigation & Arbitration Attorney

Civil Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation Across the Central Coast

JRG Attorneys at Law offers skilled representation in civil litigation, arbitration, and mediation across California’s Central Coast region from offices in Salinas, Monterey, Hollister, and Paso Robles.

Led by Stephan A. Barber, a seasoned attorney who has been practicing for over four decades, our team works diligently to protect our clients’ interests and concerns. We have experience as arbitration judges and as general counsel for parties entering litigation, arbitration, or mediation. We are a local firm with a national presence – and our Monterey County civil litigation lawyers are ready to see how we can help you or your company.

Contact JRG at (831) 228-5619 to discuss your legal needs.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration & Mediation

At JRG, our Monterey County arbitration attorneys know how to resolve disputes outside of the courts. In arbitration, the dispute is presented to an unbiased third party to resolve. Arbitration provides a way to end disputes in a way that can be faster, less formal, and more collegial than courtroom litigation. Also, arbitration can keep the conflict confidential, as there is no public hearing or public record. Our arbitration lawyers will be with you every step of the way. Founding partner Jeff Gilles is a sought-after arbitration judge with a respected reputation for reaching effective resolutions.

In addition to arbitration, our attorneys are available to assist with the mediation process. Mediation is a nonbinding decision agreed upon by all sides and can help to solve an issue without the cost or time of litigation.

In the event that the issues extend beyond arbitration or mediation, our civil litigation attorneys have a proven track record of success in negotiating and trying cases in court for our clients across multiple industries and areas of litigation.

Civil Litigation: Fighting for Our Clients in Court

JRG’s litigation practice provides the breadth and depth of experience required to both prosecute and defend today’s complex litigation matters. Our civil trial attorney teams regularly handle jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and administrative and regulatory proceedings for all manners of business disputes. We offer expertise in active litigation and advise clients on how to avoid litigation and to resolve disputes before they hit the courtroom.

Some of our primary civil litigation practice areas in Monterey County include:

  • Our Construction Law practice provides focused legal counsel on both transactional and dispute resolution matters during all stages of a construction project. Our Construction Defect team represents a full range of clients, including homeowners, subcontractors, general contractors, suppliers, and developers. We’re familiar with the particulars of practice in the courts throughout the area, as well as the idiosyncrasies of environmental, economic, and other conditions that affect local construction.
  • Drawing on the combined strength of our environmental and litigation departments, the firm’s Environmental Group handles complex multi-party lawsuits. We are adept at assembling top teams of industry experts and consultants for virtually any type of environmental litigation. We have also negotiated many disputes through alternative dispute resolutions and innovative settlements.
  • JRG’s Insurance Litigation team has extensive experience representing and advising clients on insurance coverage issues and insurance industry practices. Our lawyers represent both the insured—from major corporations to individuals—and the insurance industry. The trial lawyers on our insurance litigation team represent major institutions in recovering insurance arising from a wide variety of business disputes. We have an extensive insurance defense practice, including the representation of insureds under comprehensive general or product liability and completed operation policies.

Talk to a Monterey County Civil Litigation Attorney Today

Whether you are seeking a mediation, arbitration, or civil litigation attorney in the Monterey County area, our focus is to advocate for your needs and to defend your rights under all applicable legislation and case law.

Contact our firm at (831) 228-5619 to find out how we can be of assistance to you.


    "I will continue to use your firm and know that each time I need legal help, your firm will give me the personal attention needed to resolve the question or matter at hand."
    Michael J. Groves, President EMC Planning Group, Inc.
    "I give him my highest recommendation and look forward to working with him again soon."
    Kim Morgan, Director- UBS AgriVest LLC
    "Your dynamic team of specialized attorneys and paralegals who seemed to take a personal interest in the ongoing litigation especially impressed us."
    Otto Kramm- Mission Organics
    "I always felt that I was the firm’s number one client. I highly recommend JRG to anyone that may need its services."
    Chase Kaljian, Senior Manager of Real Estate & Facilities- Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.
    "I always felt that I was your number one client, even though I know that you have many other clients that need your services. The results are all that matters in the long run, and your firm has always obtained good results for us."
    Carole Forest- Past President, Bernardus LLC; Baylaurel LLC
    "I would recommend your firm to any other agricultural businesses that find themselves having to address these issues. I give you and your firm the highest recommendation."
    John Jackson- Beachside Produce LLC
    "You have always provided prompt and timely advice and been available to help even in the evening and on weekends."
    Kent Dawkins- Van Schaack Land Company

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The JRG Difference

  • We Are a Local Firm with a Local Base
  • We Are a Long-Established Firm
  • Will Help You through Every Aspect of the Legal Process
  • We Have a Wide Range of Expertise
  • We Know the System & the Players
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