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Orange County Lawyer Magazine. A client whom you currently represent in litigation takes on an aggressive tone, accusing you of mishandling his or her legal matter… While the relationship with your client still exists, you speak with another of your firm’s partners about how the firm should respond. Is the communication going to be privileged? [Download PDF]
As recounted in Virgil’s Aeneid, the gift of the wooden horse brought an unexpected end to the Trojan War. Sometimes, in litigation, gifts come with a price. Most evidence is derived through the legitimate process of discovery, yet evidence may also arrive in nontraditional ways such as the anonymous delivery of documents or the appearance of a third-party witness who offers a hard drive containing materials relevant to your case.
Robert K. Sall
A shareholder of the Firm, Mr. Sall is regarded as an expert in legal ethics, attorney’s fees and legal malpractice, and has been retained numerous times as a consultant and expert witness in matters involving lawyer conduct and attorneys’ fees. Since the early 1980’s, Mr. Sall’s practice emphasis has been in cases involving lawyer conduct, including the prosecution and defense of legal malpractice actions.
Mr. Sall is a Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization. He is a graduate of UCLA (1975) magna cum laude, and Hastings College of the Law (1978). He is a current member of the Orange County Bar Association Professionalism and Ethics Committee, and a member and past chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee.
Mr. Sall is a member of the UC Hastings Foundation Board of Trustees, and is the current President of the Foundation.
Mr. Sall served on the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (2003-2006). He has also been a Probation Monitor and a Special Deputy Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California, served as a member and chair of the State Bar’s Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration (1995-2000), served as Co-Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration (MFA) Program, and has served on the Client Relations and Judiciary Committees of the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Sall has taught law courses in Professional Responsibility and Legal Malpractice and frequently lectures at MCLE events in matters related to legal ethics and attorneys’ fees.