Civil Trials & Business Litigation

Alan R. Templeman

Brett C.

John H.


Alyson C. Decker

Highly experienced, strategically savvy and passionate about achieving results, Lowthorp Richards’ Litigation Group is among the region’s most accomplished. The firm’s trial lawyers recovered the largest jury verdict in California history for health insurance bad faith, and have obtained multiple recoveries in excess of $1 million in the areas of personal injury, real estate, business disputes, product liability, employment law, estates and trusts, and construction law litigation.

Lowthorp Richards: A Civil Litigation Law Firm

In general, civil courts is the branch of our legal system that deals with the interaction of individuals in areas such as contracts, family and domestic relations, real estate and land use, and personal injury to name a few. If disputes cannot be resolved by negotiation, arbitration, or some other method, civil litigation (filing a lawsuit) may be the only other option to resolve the matter.

At Lowthorp Richards, we represent clients in civil litigation matters such as:

  • Estate planning involving trusts, wills, trust administration, trust litigation, and taxation
  • Probate and estate administration litigation
  • Disputes related to the sale and purchase of securities and other investments
  • Agricultural and real estate law
  • Business Law, including contracts and disputes, partnerships, and corporation law
  • Family Law
  • Consumer and products liability
  • Personal injury, professional malpractice, and wrongful death

In many cases, we are able to negotiate a settlement before civil litigation becomes necessary. In these cases, you will often receive a fair and just settlement faster than you would if your case “went to trial.” In other cases, particularly those arising from matters related to Family Law, disputes can be resolved through mediation and stipulation if the parties come to a mutual agreement.

How Should I Choose a Civil Litigation Attorney?

In civil litigation cases, your most important decision involves the selection of an attorney to advise you of your options in civil litigation matters and to act as your representative in court. Factors that should influence your decision include:

  • The attorney’s experience in managing cases similar to your case
  • His or her commitment to representing your case aggressively
  • Ease of accessibility to your attorney’s office
  • The costs associated with the management of your case from your initial consultation to final settlement

When you retain the law firm of Lowthorp Richards you will be represented by an attorney who not only is experienced in managing your type of lawsuit but also has the support of a law firm with over a century of combined experience in civil litigation. Your attorney will personally manage your case from your first consultation to final resolution with your best interests at the forefront.


Dedicated to efficient solutions, the litigation team considers all the options for the client’s best outcome, whether litigation, arbitration or mediation, and state or federal court.

Our Civil Litigation Law Firm Has a History of Success

Most cases are accepted on a lower contingency fee percentage than the traditional rates of Los Angeles or Orange counties.

Lowthorp Richards has achieved significant noteworthy successes for clients, including some widely publicized verdicts that resulted in recognition and extension of increased protection for people damaged by the wrongful acts of others:

  • Fox v Health Net—The Landmark Health Care (HMO) Liability Verdic
  • Wood v. Beech Aircraft—Aviation product liability and wrongful death
  • Prudential Limited Partnership Fraud—Securities litigation
  • AM v LeParc—Trade disparagement and breach of contract
  • LeVine v. Weis—False Claims Act and whistleblower
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Matters relating to civil law comprise a significant portion of Lowthorp Richards’s areas of focus. Our areas of focus that incorporate civil litigation include, but are not limited to, civil law matters such as family law, real estate law, estate and probate planning, and personal injury cases. The attorneys of Lowthorp Richards give their clients a general overview of the role of civil litigation in settling disputes related to a variety of common situations that their cases may involve.

Call Our Civil Litigation Law Firm for a Consultation

Our firm serves clients located throughout the Oxnard – Ventura County – Greater Los Angeles area from our offices located in the Morgan Stanley Tower in Oxnard. Since we are admitted to practice before all California state and federal courts, we can represent you in legal matters that may arise in numerous jurisdictions including the federal courts in Los Angeles and San Diego.

At Lowthorp Richards, we understand that many of our civil litigation clients are facing financial difficulties due to factors that are beyond their control. Since we are committed to the belief that everyone has the right to be heard in court, we will work with many of our clients on a contingency fee basis. However, in some cases, a contingency fee is not permissible. Contact our civil litigation attorneys at 805.804.3848 to discuss the particulars of your situation and to see how we may be able to help.