Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation - State and Federal Court

Bonya Gazza & DeGory, LLP, represents clients in a variety of civil litigation in Indiana County and western Pennsylvania and in federal court. Our experience ranges from small claims prosecuted before Magisterial District Judges up to complex, multi-party litigation with significant sums at stake. Our attorneys take a pragmatic, diligent, and thorough approach to litigation, and work with clients to minimize the costs and exposure of any given case.

Commercial Disputes

The attorneys at BGD regularly help clients in business and commercial disputes, including:

  • Breach-of-contract claims, Uniform Commercial Code claims, and business torts
  • Construction claims, including payment disputes, mechanics’ lien claims, and construction defect claims
  • Employment matters, including restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements and defending against wrongful termination and discrimination suits
  • Shareholder and ownership disputes

Real Estate

BGD attorneys have widespread experience litigating a variety of property and real estate matters, including:

  • Boundary line and title disputes
  • Property damage claims
  • Nuisance claims and property use disputes
  • Zoning challenges
  • Tax assessment appeals and tax sale challenges

Oil and Gas/Coal

Our attorneys regularly represent mining companies, oil and gas companies, and service companies in litigation relating to:

  • Quiet title matters
  • Lease validity and termination claims
  • Payment disputes
  • Property damage complaints
  • Water loss and degradation claims
  • Administrative appeals before the Environmental Hearing Board

Eminent Domain

The attorneys at BGD have extensive experience in the area of eminent domain, representing both property owners and condemnors such as railroad companies and municipal authorities.

Property owners

If you are a citizen whose property is subject to a condemnation action or a de facto taking, we are able to represent you in challenging the legality of the taking when appropriate, and will seek to maximize the compensation and reimbursements that are due to you.

Entities with the power to condemn

As for government entities, quasi-government entities, or private entities that are cloaked with the power to condemn, we can provide prudent advice and facilitate the condemnation process in a knowledgeable, personal, and professional manner.

Personal Injury

Our attorneys have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury claims and have served as insurance defense counsel retained by insurance carriers. If you have been injured in an accident or are being accused of injuring someone, we have the necessary experience to effectively represent you.

Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution

Our attorneys have experience mediating and using other forms of alternative dispute resolution to effectively and efficiently resolve our clients’ matters when appropriate. Our attorneys also have served on arbitration boards and as a mediator. Whether you are looking for a mediator or an attorney to represent you at an arbitration hearing, our attorneys have the proper experience to represent you.

About Us

For more than 40 years, BGD attorneys have been representing businesses and individuals in a wide variety of legal matters.

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