Civil Litigation

We Serve as Your Primary Attorney

Manuel A. Avila, Esq. possesses over 30 years of direct legal practice experience in litigation representation involving a very wide field of litigation matters.

Serving as both defense and plaintiff’s legal counsel, Manny Avila has represented institutional clients and individuals in a wide range of litigation matters, including but not limited to:

  • Wage claims under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and State law — Non-payment of minimum or overtime wages
  • Whistleblower litigation
  • Major personal injury claims
  • Property claims
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Officer/director liability
  • Commercial tort matters – such as
    • fraud
    • fraud in the inducement to contract
    • unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Legal guardianship
  • Probate litigation
  • Family law matters:
    • Divorce
    • Child custody
    • Modification and enforcement of prior orders


We Also Serve as Your General Legal Counsel

For cases where specific legal expertise is required in a highly specialized area of litigation, our Law Firm can assist you in finding the right, highly-specialized, legal representation.  Manny Avila also serves to protect the Client’s interests by serving as General Legal Counsel to business entity and individual Clients. 

In the role of General Legal Counsel, when requested by the Client, Manny Avila helps to protect the Client’s best interests by:

  • Serving to review and consider on behalf of the Client the advice offered and work performed by  specially retained primary attorneys hired by the Client for such highly specialized legal fields;
  • Helping to explain the issues to the Client; and
  • Helping the primary counsel to remain focused on the best interests of the Client.

In other words, as General Legal Counsel, Manny Avila serves as the Client’s lawyer in dealing with and communicating with other lawyers hired by the Client.  As a huge benefit provided in this capacity, many times Manny Avila’s work as General Legal Counsel costs the Client nothing extra in legal fees — the primary counsel is paid only his/her normal legal fees for the work the Client requires and then splits those normal and customary fees with your General Legal Counsel.  Ask us about your Case and find out if we can assist you, by providing you with the services of two law firms for the same cost as one.