Thomas G. Wilkinson Reviews Attorney Obligations in Presenting Client Claims

Friday, July 12, 2013

In an article titled, “Attorneys Suspended Nine Months for Influencing Client's Story,” Thomas G. Wilkinson, member in Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation Department and co-chair of the Conflicts of Interest Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee, examines a recent New York Appellate Division case in which two attorneys received nine-month suspensions after admitting to influencing their client’s version of events.  The case sends a strong message to other lawyers: ensure that a solid factual underpinning exists before taking on new cases, and do not manipulate the facts to create a legal basis for the case.

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