I’m Your Lawyer – You Can Trust Me – Starting….. Now

By Doug Chalgian on March 17, 2017

This morning I offer two posts, only tangentially related, in that they both deal with the broader topic of alternative dispute resolution. This first post relates to a...

Read More ›

Attorney-Fiduciary Relationships

By Doug Chalgian on January 27, 2017

A new published circuit court case addresses the often confused issue of who an attorney hired by a fiduciary represents and is accountable to. This is technical stuff,...

Read More ›

Playing with Knives

By Doug Chalgian on December 6, 2015

There’s a saying among litigators. It goes like this: Lawyers play with knives but never get cut. The idea (or image) is two lawyers facing each other holding...

Read More ›

The Attorney-Client Relationship Part II: Arc of the Love Affair

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

We love our lawyers the day we hire them.  They seem smart and focused (or we would not have signed up).  But as time goes on, doubts and...

Read More ›

Attorney-Client Relationship Part III: Client Control

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

Litigation is a lot of things: expensive, slow, volatile and unpredictable (FYI, some of the things that from the lawyer’s perspective make it fun).  Clients would love to...

Read More ›

Attorney-Client Relationship Part I: Reputation

By Doug Chalgian on December 20, 2012

Among lawyers, reputation is a big deal.  At least initially, clients don’t always understand or appreciate how important their attorney’s reputation (and the reputation of the opposing party’s...

Read More ›

Doug Chalgian

About The Author: Doug Chalgian

I am an estate planning, probate litigating, elder law attorney. This is a blog for clients and professional colleagues. In it I offer my ideas about the state of the law and the practice of law. I believe we are living through a unique period during which the law (which is traditionally slow to change) and society are attempting to evolve to address the explosion of people living long lives. I find these developments fascinating and enjoy being involved in this evolution.