One of the hallmarks of legal representation is attorney-client privilege. In order for a lawyer to help someone, he or she has to know the truth. It’s critical for an attorney-client relationship that the client knows whatever they tell a lawyer cannot be repeated without permission.
The attorney-client privilege basically says that what a client tells a lawyer in private cannot be repeated. For instance, if someone goes into a lawyer’s office and tells them they committed a crime, that lawyer cannot be required by a judge or a prosecutor to give them that information.
So how does that affect civil cases like the ones we do here at the Segal Law Firm? Well, we have to reveal a lot more information than in a criminal case, because the other side has to know a lot of information about you. But attorney-client privilege still applies and is relevant to what we do. Anything you say to me, from the first phone call to the last, stays completely private.
I’ve had folks call me up and tell me that their boss is putting them in dangerous situation. I give them my advice and sometimes they decide it’s not worth losing their job and they go back to work. If at some point down the road they get hurt on the job, I’m not allowed or required to reveal any of the information I learned during that first phone call.
The attorney-client privilege is a great protection for both parties; it allows the client to share his deepest, darkest secrets with confidence. And the lawyer can protect the client because he has the whole truth.
From the first phone call, you have my utmost confidence. Call me toll free at 855-344-9100.