As a general rule, whether a person is a client of an attorney is privileged information until the client instructs disclosure of the relationship, as is correspondence with a third party on behalf of the client or when the attorney appears in a legal action on behalf of the client. Yes, it is inappropriate to call and ask the attorney directly. The client is free to disclose the relationship if s/he wishes, so you might consider asking that person. Good luck.
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Even the identity of my client is confidential, to you, unless I have entered my appearance in a public forum. And I don't disclose that information without my client's permission. The mere fact of hiring a lawyer sometimes can communicate meaningful information to others.
The wise lawyer will politely tell you that it is not your business to know.
J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.
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