October 17, 2019 Feature

Dealing with an Ethics Complaint

Notify your insurer and prepare for a possible lawsuit.

Michael Downey

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“I received an ethics complaint,” Paradox said. “It was filed by a client. What should I do?”

“Well, often the first thing to do is notify your legal malpractice insurer.” Seeing Paradox’s surprise, Ethox continued, “There are two main reasons to do this. First, many insurers pay legal fees and expenses incurred in dealing with ethics complaints.”

“Really?” Paradox wondered.

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