Ohio Lawyers' Ethical Obligations in Contacting a Party's Former Employees

When investigating a case, an attorney may discover that the defendant's former employee has critical information about the case. Many attorneys assume that there are special obligations for the attorney--including possibly having to disclose to defense counsel their intention to interview the potential witness.

I wrote an article including a checklist for this situation for the 2011 Winter edition of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys' "CATA News" (www.clevelandtrialattorneys.org). If you're a reader, please leave your comments below!

Update: You can now read the CATA Newsletter article for the full checklist -No Consent Needed: The 5 Step Checklist for Interviewing Defendant's Former Employees

Here are the promised documents:

Categories

    Attorney Tor and the whole team at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, including the receptionist, made me feel welcome, comforted, and confident throughout my case. They showed me respect and kindness from start to finish.

    - Zandra S.

    I was feeling uncertain but after I met with Nick I felt at ease & confident. Communication was great, I was constantly informed and everyone was genuine & compassionate.

    - Sonja S.

    Coming in, we were unsure if we had a case. After meeting with Peter Brodhead, we were very confident with him. I was always comfortable because everyone was professional and friendly.

    - Elaine B.

    I liked the professionalism, efficiency, and thoroughness of your team efforts. I would like Sheila Schebek recognized for her knowledge of account details as quickly as I presented questions. She provided confidence and security in all matters.

    - John S.

    Before I called you, I felt awful & depressed when I heard about cancer. After I called you and discussed, I felt better knowing that this law firm cared for me. They were very kind and well communicated with me.

    - Gary S.
/

Put Award-Winning
Trial Lawyers On Your Side

Contact Our Team for a Free & Confidential Case Evaluation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.