James E. Towery, Chief Trial Counsel of the California State Bar, issued an alert to victims of the San Bruno Explosion sand Fire last week, noting that it is both illegal and unethical for an attorney, or for someone working on an attorney’s behalf, to make unsolicited contact with a potential client. The State Bar recognizes that people who have been injured, or whose family members have been injured, are particularly vulnerable, and may not be able to exercise reasonable judgment. Selecting an attorney is an important decision that requires careful thought and consideration. If someone in a vulnerable state is the subject of an unsolicited contact, they may not be in the best state of mind to make the important decision as to who is best suited to help them with their legal needs.
At the Brod Law Firm, we are San Francisco Injury Attorneys and San Francisco Legal Malpractice Attorneys who recognize that the rules and policies set forth by the California State Bar are designed to protect the clients. Though it is occasionally forgotten by some lawyers, we believe that protecting clients’ interests is the most important aspect of being a lawyer.