Opinions: From 1990-1994

  • 94-30 (partner leaves firm; what can be said to callers?)
  • 94-29 (non-attorneys completing form documents - unauthorized practice of law)
  • 94-28 (conduct of third party - legal question - no opinion issued)
  • 94-27 (payment of witness as a percentage of client's recovery)
  • 94-26 (use of fictitious name in advertising for cases; Rule 7.2K)
  • 94-25 (communication of settlement offer to client when supervising attorney directs subordinate attorney to reject offer and make counter offer)
  • 94-24 (obligation of attorney to withhold funds when third party creditor believes this will be done, but when client does not agree and actual facts do not support creditor's position)
  • 94-23 (payment of referral fee when conflict of interest; contact with adverse party - Rule 4.2)
  • 94-22 (contact with expert witness not to be used by opposing side yet originally consulted by opposing side)
  • 94-21 (duty to disclose incarceration of worker's compensation client)
  • 94-20 (contact with adverse party who is also adverse counsel on other cases - Rule 4.2)
  • 94-19 (opinion withdrawn)
  • 94-18 (duty to remove guardians of minors and executors of an estate when they refuse to act in best interests of either; conflict of interest)
  • 94-17 (conflict of interest in domestic representation stemming from prior representation of another client in a non-related matter)
  • 94-16 (out of state partners practicing in Pennsylvania office)
  • 94-15 (use of evidence properly obtained by subpoena that may be part of court ordered confidentiality of settlement terms in another related case)
  • 94-14 (ability to report tax evasion of adverse party)
  • 94-13 (installment payment of attorney hourly rate or flat fee for support representation as percentage of each support check)
  • 94-12 (duty to release file to minor's guardian; concern of fraudulent/criminal activity)
  • 94-11 (conflicts of interest - in-house insurance counsel)
  • 94-10 (duty to file summons to toll statute of limitations to avoid prejudice to client)
  • 94-9 (attachment of debtor's bank account by judgment creditor when claim of debt payment exists)
  • 94-8 (conflict of interests - confidentiality of client's file)
  • 94-7 (firm dispute with other firm - confidentiality of client's identity)
  • 94-6 (no opinion issued)
  • 94-5 (advertisement - private opinion)
  • 94-4 (client fraud - involvement of attorney's services)
  • 94-3 (receipt of fax sent to incorrect party)
  • 94-2 (client fraud)
  • 94-1 (solicitation by mail)
  • 93-29 (firm name under Rule 7.5. - two professional corporations with same lawyers at different locations)
  • 93-28 (duty to report misconduct where information is confidential under Rule 1.6 and client refuses to waive confidentiality)
  • 93-27 (representation of client in matter unrelated to case where the client was a witness and one party is represented by inquirer)
  • 93-26 (de minimis gift to union representatives by law firm [not a prepaid legal plan])
  • 93-25 (conflict of interest re: EXXON-Valdez oil spill)
  • 93-24 (propriety of divorce mediator representing one spouse against other in divorce, when previously served as the couple's mediator)
  • 93-23 (payment for release of confidential information regarding HIV infection [blood sample])
  • 93-22 (obligation to return closed case file; cost of copying)
  • 93-21 (client refusal to return and deposit of settlement check which contains attorney's fee)
  • 93-20 (ownership of deceased attorney files; client confidentiality)
  • 93-19 (pro se litigant who is law school graduate)
  • 93-18 (concern by attorney with competency of client and undue influence of wife)
  • 93-17 (of counsel & fee sharing with New Jersey firm)
  • 93-16 (publication of legal text)
  • 93-15 (large scale administration of collection cases)
  • 93-14 (fraudulent medical claims by client)
  • 93-13 (private for-profit lawyer referral service)
  • 93-12 (adverse parties represented by same firm; conflict of interest)
  • 93-11 (graduated contingent fee agreement)
  • 93-10 (fee agreement; new method of cost recovery)
  • 93-9 (direct contact with employees of adverse corporation)
  • 93-8 (representation of husband; claim by wife of dual representation; conflict of interest)
  • 93-7 (use by and payment to paralegals and technical experts used in pursuing claim on behalf of client)
  • 93-6 (discovery of fraud by medical provider; submission of bills as evidence of damages to opposing party)
  • 93-5 (disclosure of confidential information about executrix non-feasance/misfeasance to beneficiaries of estate)
  • 93-4 (targeted direct mail solicitation)
  • 93-3 (referral fees to disbarred attorney and reporting of their status to disbarred attorney)
  • 93-2 (client stops paying fee; obligation of local counsel)
  • 93-1 (in-house counsel; representation of subsidiary corporations)
  • 92-22 (confidentiality of client information)
  • 92-21 (advertisement)
  • 92-20 (duty to report misconduct)
  • 92-19 (New Jersey law firm with Pennsylvania office; unauthorized practice of law and fee sharing)
  • 92-18 (demand for escrowing settlement funds by third party not directly involved with case)
  • 92-17 (listing inquirer as counsel of record by third party; remedial action)
  • 92-16 (withdrawal from representation prior to commencing litigation)
  • 92-15 (conduct of third party; refused)
  • 92-14 (conflicts of interest; former client)
  • 92-13 (ancillary human resources business owned and run by attorney)
  • 92-12 (discount to new or returning client)
  • 92-8 (leaving law firm; ethical transition)
  • 92-7 (representing client against self-insured previous client; duty to disclose; disqualification)
  • 92-6 (copyrighting work product)
  • 92-5 (duty to take appeal)
  • 92-4 (workers' comp medical benefits; client sues for doctor)
  • 92-3 (prepaid legal services; credit card [private opinion])
  • 92-2 (notice to department of welfare by attorney of client recovery where statute provides for client and requires notice)
  • 92-1 (paying referral fees for estate work to estate or widow of an attorney)
  • 91-40 (retaining funds held as escrow agent pending fee dispute resolution between attorney and client)
  • 91-39 (representation of client who may have been a party to a past fraud)
  • 91-38 (no opinion issued)
  • 91-37 (client refuses to sign release - fee dispute)
  • 91-36 (handling matter in foreign jurisdiction - unauthorized practice of law)
  • 91-35 (fee dispute - possible client fraud duty to disclose)
  • 91-34 (free will exchange for charitable contribution)
  • 91-33 (administrative hearing board member and conflict)
  • 91-32 (2nd opinion to client already represented by counsel)
  • 91-31 (security interest to bank in client account receivables)
  • 91-30 (disclosure of information regarding former client)
  • 91-29 (notification of medical malpractice)
  • 91-28 (referral fees from psychologist)
  • 91-27 (questionnaire to jurors)
  • 91-26 (1-900#; use of trade name; conflict of interest)
  • 91-25 (attorney fired by client;successor attorney does not pick up file; statute of limitations; fee protection.)
  • 91-24 (conflict of interest - referrals to private counsel by DA or PD)
  • 91-23 (candor to civil tribunal regarding criminal status of client)
  • 91-22 (duty when client fraud discovered)
  • 91-21 (conflict of interest - unable to give referral fee)
  • 91-20 (private opinion)
  • 91-19 (actions regarding information about adverse party)
  • 91-18 (conflict of interest - former attorney joins firm of adverse party)
  • 91-17 (client testimonials)
  • 91-16 (private opinion)
  • 91-15 (1-900 telephone number for attorney)
  • 91-14 (contingent fee in palimony)
  • 91-13 (attorney owning claims adjustment business & nonlawyer)
  • 91-12 (conflict of interest - passenger & driver)
  • 91-11 (no opinion issued)
  • 91-10 (duty to turn over client file to client when no attorney lien)
  • 91-9 (helping to secure loan for client from bank pending settlement of case)
  • 91-8 (conflict of interest - private opinion)
  • 91-7 (withdrawn - no opinion issued)
  • 91-6 (Rule 1.15 - client and DPW claim entitled to escrowed funds)
  • 91-5 (fee agreement - mandatory arbitration; judgment note)
  • 91-4 (confidentiality of deceased client information)
  • 91-3 (case settled - client dies prior to distribution)
  • 91-2 (Letterhead - affiliated with - separate entity)
  • 91-1 (withdrawn - no opinion issued)
  • 90-25 (duties regarding client's case when fired by client)
  • 90-24 (unauthorized practice of law - use by a non-lawyer of lawyer letterhead and signature without proper supervision by an attorney)
  • 90-23 (collection agency - use by a law firm)
  • 90-22 (private opinion: revealing of potentially harmful statement by a 3rd party regarding a dead client)
  • 90-21 (unauthorized contact with adverse party re intermediary)
  • 90-20 (testifying for wife in divorce when husband wants it blocked)
  • 90-19 (duty when client wasting minor's funds)
  • 90-18 (withdrawn)
  • 90-17 (confidentiality of verbal communication)
  • 90-16 (duties to uninsured motorist carrier)
  • 90-15 (deferred payment - Dr. cases)
  • 90-14 (duty of attorney to client and about notice to 3rd party payor [insurance company] of facts harmful to client and helpful to insurance company)
  • 90-13 (inconsistencies with client's stories)
  • 90-12 (phone book listing as "lawyer referral service" by practitioner)
  • 90-11 (criminal fee letter - withdrawn)
  • 90-10B (supplement to 90-10A)
  • 90-10A (employment contract)
  • 90-9 (assignment of proceeds - attorney's obligation)
  • 90-8 (duty of attorney to client when 3rd party pays bills)
  • 90-7 (reporting misconduct)
  • 90-6 (action against former client - conflict of interest from client and with former firm on other side)
  • 90-5 (scope of paralegal responsibilities)
  • 90-4 (payment by attorney under subrogation contract when the issue is on appeal and if reversed will require payment)
  • 90-3 (referrals for immigration clients by business to attorney and payment of referral fee)
  • 90-2 (advising clients of possible attorney malpractice and continuing representation)
  • 90-1 (advertising - attorney access line)