We actively take steps to ensure our communications remain protected by attorney-client privilege, so that what we discuss is held confidential.
We ask you not to have other people in the room when you meet with us or discuss matters with us by phone. The presence of a third party is a “waiver” of that privilege and, in cases before the court, the third party whom you had present could be used against you to divulge your private discussions, legal strategies, and other information they learn by being present to listen to your communications with your attorney. We encourage your support person to wait outside in our waiting room and for you to actively consider limiting what you share with them verbally or by text, emails, etc. We also encourage clients not to use work email addresses to communicate with our office. Lastly, we may recommend that a client obtain a separate, private post office box for his or her mail.