Legal Ethics

“It’s a wise man who learns from experience, but it’s a wiser man who lets the rattlesnake bite the other fellow.

— Josh Billings

Herring & Panzer counsels lawyers, and law firms–from solo practitioners to international law firms with thousands of lawyers–regarding the many intricacies of legal ethics. Our experience includes handling legal ethics issues for both lawyers and nonlawyer clients. Our nonlawyer clients have ranged from individuals and families to multinational corporations.

We’ve seen “rattlesnake-bit” lawyers and clients, and we’ve learned how to avoid many of the professional-responsibility disasters that can befall both lawyers and clients. Here are just a few of the many issues on which we’ve addressed, litigated, and advised lawyers and nonlawyer clients:

Advising Lawyers on Professional
Responsibility and Legal Ethics Issue

Law practice can be complicated. Applying legal ethics rules to daily law practice can involve technical, practical, and even financial issues. We monitor ethics rules and trends closely, in Texas and nationally. We offer counsel on such practice matters as:
Whatever the legal ethics issue, at Herring & Panzer we strive to provide both technical and practical advice to help avoid potential problems and to resolve existing issues and disputes.

Expert Testimony

Attorneys at Herring & Panzer LLP have served as expert witnesses in lawyer liability, lawyer discipline, disqualification, and criminal cases, on behalf of plaintiffs’ counsel, defense counsel, insurance companies, corporate clients, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Attorney General, district attorneys, city attorneys, and trial and appellate judges.