Olympia, WA asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Washington

Q: Can I say a law firm by name if that firm has given advice not representation 2 the insurance company in correspondence

I am battling a car accident settlement with insurance company alone. But was given advice from a good friend who is an atty and ceo at her law firm. I am not representited by the firm but given advice from that firm. When corresponding to the insurance company, can I mention the law firm name (not the exact name of the specific attorney who gave me the advice) and clearly state that it was only advice not representtion?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. You wouldn't necessarily be doing your friend a favor with something like that. If they handle work or hope to handle work with insurance carriers, it's possible that could cause them to get flagged for a possible conflicts check in getting defense work. It all depends on what entities your friend's firm wants to do business with. If you asked your friend and they told you they're okay with it, that's different. Good luck

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