Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Florida

When an attorney leaves their client does this waive the client confidentiality? Can the attorney be called as a witness? Thanks A Million. CC

Asked on 7/11/13, 11:43 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

There is no waiver of the attorney client privilege because of termination of the contractual relationship. The attorney cannot testify about privileged communications

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Answered on 7/11/13, 11:49 am

Joseph Justice The Justice Law Firm

Attorney Client privilege can only be waived by the client. Except in rare situations like when a lawyer is accused of malpractice or incompetent representation.

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Answered on 7/11/13, 12:12 pm

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