Conflicts and Disqualification

“[Litigation:] A machine which you go into as a pig and come out as a sausage.

— Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary (1906).

Both Federal and state courts have the power to disqualify a lawyer or law firm from continuing to represent a client. Lawyers and law firms must be diligent in protecting against circumstances that may require their disqualification as counsel. Herring & Panzer represents lawyers, law firms, and litigants in determining whether to file or oppose a motion to disqualify counsel, and in litigating those motions in state and federal courts throughout Texas.

Chuck Herring and Jason Panzer are also the authors of the Texas Guide to Lawyer Disqualification, an easy-to-use book that provides a practical roadmap in determining whether to file or oppose a motion to disqualify, and how to litigate disqualification motions. The volume also analyzes state and federal caselaw in Texas concerning such issues as the role of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct in disqualification proceedings, possible grounds for disqualification, and various defensive issues.