The Rigat Law Firm, Federal Civil Litigation Attorney in Clinton, Connecticut

When your civil litigation calls for creativity, you need an experienced trial litigator ready to go deep to really make your case. Attorney Raymond Rigat at the Rigat Law Firm in Clinton, Connecticut, loves complex legal issues. He will dig in and stand up for you in state or federal court.

Federal Civil Litigation

When your civil case lands in federal court, everything changes. Compared to the Connecticut state courts, Federal courts have different laws, procedures, and court rules. Your case could end up in federal court if:

  • It is based on federal, rather than state law;
  • You are suing a person or company from another state or country.

Under this "diversity" jurisdiction, even your state law case could be decided by a federal district court judge. You need a lawyer who travels in those circles and knows how to best make your case.

Civil Rights

If a government actor has discriminated against you or violated your civil rights, you can sue in federal court under the federal Civil Rights Act, 18 USC 1983.These are extremely complicated cases. Suing a state official raises the risk of government immunity defenses. To win a civil rights case, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can anticipate those defenses and get you the compensation you deserve.


The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for private pensions and health insurance plans provided by employers or the insurance industry. When a policy or an employer violates your rights under ERISA, you can file a federal lawsuit to enforce the law requirements and be compensated for any damage suffered.

Securities Fraud

Securities fraud and investment fraud can happen when corporations try to cut corners and cheat investors out of their money. Securities fraud cases often involve:

  • Misrepresentations and false statements,
  • Omissions,
  • Fraudulent transactions,
  • Accounting irregularities,
  • Stock option backdating,
  • Illegal insider trading; and
  • Ponzi schemes.

When that happens, an experienced federal civil litigator like Raymond Rigat of The Rigat Law Firm in Clinton, Connecticut, can take on the company, filing a lawsuit to get investors' money back.

Hire Civil Litigation Attorney Raymond Rigat Today

Don't be afraid of federal civil litigation. It may be more complex than a state lawsuit, but that's no problem for experienced federal civil litigator Raymond Rigat. To make the most of your federal claim, contact the Rigat Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.