Civil Litigation in Massachusetts

Attorney Justin Kelsey has successfully resolved numerous civil disputes in Massachusetts both through settlement and trial. Attorney Matthew Trask has practiced as a civil litigator in both New York and Massachusetts, leaving his Manhattan office to return to his Massachusetts roots in 2008. Today, Matthew combines his Marine Corps and legal experiences to provide strategic solutions and forceful advocacy to clients through careful planning, analysis, and attention to detail. Together, at Kelsey & Trask we have the experience to settle or litigate your case, whichever is necessary to reach the appropriate resolution.

What is Civil Litigation?

Civil Litigation refers to the area of the legal practice that involves a lawsuit in civil court (not criminal court) between at least two parties, in which one party is seeking money damages or specific performance from the other party. Civil Litigation can be resolved through settlement, mediation, arbitration, or a trial. There are as many areas of Civil Litigation as there are things people can fight over. We have provided in these pages further information relating to the most common areas of Civil Litigation. To learn more go directly to the following pages:


What is Small Claims Court?

What is the Filing Fee for a Small Claim?

How is Small Claims Court Different from District Court?

Do I Need an Attorney in Small Claims Court?


What is Business Litigation?

Why does my business need a lawyer?

What do I do if my business is being sued?

How can I collect the money my business is owed?


Do I need a lawyer to form my business?

Is there a risk to my assets because I am starting a business?


Do I need a lawyer to buy or sell my house?

What is "specific performance"?

What happens when a Real Estate deal goes bad?

How can I avoid foreclosure?


What do I do if I've been involved in an accident?

Click here to learn more about Business Litigation.



Small Claims

Business Litigation

Starting a Business

Real Estate

Accidents & Personal Injury

Wills & Estates

Contact Us

Client Testimonials




    Search Our Website:

Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. (formerly Kelsey & Trask, P.C.) is a law and mediation firm located in Framingham, MA that serves the Metro-West communities of Massachusetts and beyond including Norfolk County, Middlesex County, Plymouth County, Worcester County, Bristol County and Suffolk County.

Terms of Use

Use of the Website is subject to the Terms of Use contained in the Disclaimer. Use of this Site indicates acceptance of these terms. The Content of this Site may be considered advertising for legal services under the laws and rules of professional conduct of the jurisdictions in which we practice.

© 2008-2015 by Skylark Law & Mediation, P.C. (formerly Kelsey & Trask, P.C.)
All Rights Reserved. Visit our Copyright page for more information.


Facebook  LinkedIn  Twitter 


Contact Us

160 Speen St. Suite 202
Framingham, MA 01701

Fax. 508.655.5981

e-mail @ us
Fill out my online form.
HTML Forms powered by Wufoo.

You Have Options