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Asked 7 months ago - Newark, NJ

Can an attorney divulge confidential information about you or your case to an opposing party after he/she is no longer representing you (fired)?

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  1. William J Popovich

    Contributor Level 19

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    Answered . No, with some exceptions.
    If you are suing the lawyer or he is suing you for malpractice or payment, there can be disclosure to the extent that it is required to resolve the issue.
    If the lawyer knows you are going to commit a crime that involves serious damage to life and limb, or similar consequences, he has to divulge it.
    If you give permission, he can divulge it.
    If he has physical evidence and knows it, he can't hide it.
    Otherwise, even lawyers you consult before hiring cannot reveal any information pertinent to your confidential conversations.
    Before you think about suing for this, remember, you must have damages as a prerequisite.

    This should not be considered legal advice and is intended for educational purposes only. It does not constitute a... more
  2. Leonard Roy Boyer

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    Contributor Level 16

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    Answered . I agree with the answer of my distinguished colleague.

    If you found this Answer helpful, please mark it as "Best Answer" Please be advised that the answer above is only... more

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