Civil litigation attorneys handle civil lawsuits, according to the San Diego County Bar Association. Because there are numerous areas of civil litigation, many civil lawyers specialize in certain aspects of civil law.
Civil lawsuits generally involve disputes between individuals or organizations regarding claims that one party failed to carry out its legal duties and responsibilities to the other, notes FindLaw. Civil proceedings take place in a civil court and do not involve criminal matters. They are used to resolve many types of disputes, including personal injury claims, breach of contract disputes, real estate or property conflicts, constitutional issues, and business matters, explains the San Diego County Bar Association.