California Legal Ethics & State Bar Defense
More Than 30 Years of Experience Advising and Representing Attorneys
“An attorney has a constant and
Fishkin & Slatter LLP, is located in Walnut Creek, California. We provide attorneys with legal ethics advice, expert witness testimony, and State Bar defense. Between us, we have 75 years of law practice experience and more than 30 years in advising and representing attorneys.
California Professional Responsibility Attorneys
We provide our clients with practical, experienced advice and defense:
State Bar Defense: The best defense is a closed investigation. Sometimes you are in the area where experienced representation can make the difference. We will help you prepare your accurate, measured responses to inquiries and, if need be, provide State Bar Court defense.
Legal Ethics and Practice Management: Even the business aspects of law practice are governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as other laws governing businesses in California. Whenever you have a question about what you can or cannot do, we will help you make an informed decision.
Admissions and Moral Character Applications: The Moral Character Application is more important than the Bar Exam. If you need to explain anything, do it right the first time. If you are a lateral transfer, your conduct in California will be scrutinized for UPL.
Expert Witness Testimony: Is there a question regarding legal ethics or professional responsibility in your client's case? From breaches of fiduciary duty to legal ethics, Attorneys Jerome Fishkin and Lindsay Slatter each have more than thirty years of experience practicing law and both have more than fifteen years of experience providing expert witness testimony in cases involving legal ethics. We understand how to speak to juries and judges in language they understand. We can testify in plain English while we explain technical issues of attorney duties in all types of proceedings.
Conflicts and Disqualification: You can be disqualified with a "substantial relationship" even if you have avoided a conflict of interest. We can help prevent both.
Other Professional Challenges: We are available for all professional challenges that attorneys can face from sanctions to self-reporting certain adverse rulings.
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