What is the difference between administrative litigation and civil litigation?
Administrative litigation is typically a type of proceeding that is brought to seek review of an agency's decision, whether that decision is to grant or deny a permit or a license or an approval or a rule. It is a challenge brought to the agency. It is referred typically to a third-party independent administrative law judge who conducts a fact-finding hearing that looks very much like a trial. The matter is returned to the agency with the facts and the evidence being presented and a recommendation so that the agency can take final action.
On the other hand, a civil case is brought in county or circuit court and typically involves a civil dispute between two private parties or in some cases involves a dispute between a private party and a government over decisions that involve application of statute or law. They are not typically brought in the civil context to challenge a government decision but are usually brought in the context of resolving an ongoing dispute over action of either a government or private party.