From the Desk of Attorney Don Leviton: What to Expect From an Attorney
April 12, 2013 “From the Desk of Attorney Don Leviton” is a featured monthly article from Brown & Joseph’s General Counsel, Don Leviton.
Attorney disciplinary committees will tell you that the number one client complaint is failure to return phone calls. This tells us that client communications should be a number one priority. You should expect your attorney to copy you with all documents generated in the file, respond to phone calls and email inquiries promptly, take the time to drop you a one minute email status report as events unfold in the file and also when there are delays on the file's progress; your attorney should advise you of any settlement offers he/she receives from your opponent; the attorney should also provide you with accurate and detailed invoices of fees and expenses, regular and detailed disbursements of funds collected, and monthly status reports that also serve as internal dockets. This information is provided as a matter of information and education only. It is not intended to provide legal advice or counsel. Do not take action in specific cases without full knowledge of the facts, and competent legal advice from your attorney.