INFORMATION FOR ATTORNEYS
What if it is your client making these calls? Or your client makes it clear that he does not believe your analysis because his sister, who is corporate counsel in Tennessee, says there is no way what happened to him was constitutional. Or his uncle, a retired state trooper from North Dakota, says that’s not how things are done.
Under the Rules of Professional Conduct, a lawyer may consult with a client who is seeking a second opinion without first seeking permission from the client’s current lawyer. See Rule 4.2, cmt. 4; Low v. Fahle, 403 F.3d 558, 565 (8th Cir. 2005).
Now your clients have that option. For substantially less than the cost of retaining new counsel, your client can get an independent legal analysis from the experienced defense attorneys at F. Clayton Tyler, P.A. The peace of mind provided by a Second Opinion may be exactly what is needed to restore trust and rebuild the relationship so you can continue representation.
Why would I want my client to get a Second Opinion?
We will advise the client regarding what we believe the options are, but we will not tell them what they (or you) should do. We respect your role as the client’s legal representative, and will defer to your position and relationship with the client.
What if your analysis differs from mine?
Are you going to steal my clients?
If you are facing a criminal charge, you need professional, personal representation. Our team of attorneys will offer you Straight Talk and Honest Answers about your case.