Emeryville, CA asked in Civil Litigation for California

Q: Can any lawyer within a firm issue a deposition subpoena or only the attorney on record (listed on the court register)?

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Jason M. Horst
Jason M. Horst
  • Walnut Creek, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Generally, any attorney in the firm of record can issue a subpoena. It is not unusual, especially with larger firms, for attorneys whose names do not appear on the court’s list of counsel to work on a matter and send out correspondence and discovery requests, including third party subpoenas.

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