Eastern District of Louisiana – Client of Law Firm Does Not Have Attorney-Client Relationship With Every Attorney in Firm
By Will Jordan
“It appears that Plaintiffs argue that Stolier was Matthews’s lawyer because Matthews was a client of Stolier’s law firm. Plaintiffs have not, however, cited any legal authority supporting their assertion that when a client retains an attorney in a firm an attorney-client relationship is formed with every single lawyer in the firm. The Court declines to create such a rule in the absence of precedent.”
Matthews v. Stolier, Civil Action No. 13-6638 (E.D. La. April 15, 2015).
The full opinion is available here.