Cohoes, NY asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Legal Malpractice for New York

Q: Lawyer stating his clients are person 1 & 2 but attempting to discuss on behalf of person 3.

if a lawyer states person 1 & 2 are his clients, while including them in the communications with me, but also starts arguing on behalf of person 3 who is person 2's spouse and refuses to answer whether he has permission from person 3 to represent her, can I complain to some NY State authority about it?

Is a lawyer required to state he is representing a person before arguing things that are in favor of a person in a case involving that person and me?

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It is not your issue. It is person 3's issue. You are the adversary. Representation is between attorney and client.

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