Retired Attorneys, Legal Malpractice and Professional Responsibility

Anthony E. Davis of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLPm is a well known practitioner in the Professional Responsibility field. He is the past president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, a columnist in the New York Law Journal and an expert witness.

He writes today on the question of retired attorneys in New York who certify that they are retired, usually in order to avoid paying bi-annual fees to the UCA. He notes that the decision to permit retired attorneys to use a professional letterhead creates potential legal malpractice problems. The column appears in today's NYLJ.