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Legal Malpractice Claims Can Be Brought by Nonclients - Ronald Israel, David Dugan and Brigitte Gladis

January 14, 2015

New Jersey Law Journal

Wolff & Samson member Ronald Israel, counsel David Dugan and associate Brigitte Gladis authored a New Jersey Law Journal article titled "Legal Malpractice Claims Can Be Brought by Nonclients." The article, which was published on January 14, 2015, highlights the importance of limiting interaction and communication with nonclients in light of recent case law (see Saffer v. Willoughby and Innes v. Marzano-Lesnevich). The article notes, "In light of Innes, and the possibility that attorneys may now be exposed to fee awards in addition to monetary damages to nonclients, attorneys should cautiously consider how each of their actions might impact not only their client, but also any nonclients, such as family members or co-workers, who may be involved in the situation. It is now, more than ever, important for attorneys to recognize that their interactions with nonclients may have real consequences, and the safest bet may be to limit interaction and communication with nonclients as much as possible."

To read the full article, please visit New Jersey Law Journal's website.