Nobody wants to feel like they have to hire an attorney. There are few professions more scrutinized and stereotyped than that of a lawyer. But when it comes to facing legal matters, you need a professional to cover all the bases.
As lawyers, we are required to take an oath to dutifully uphold the laws of our state and the U.S. Constitution. At the heart of this is a promise to practice with honesty, respect, fairness, integrity and civility. These principles are the cornerstones of what we do and what you should expect when acquiring an attorney.
Trust is a must. "Attorney-client privilege” speaks specifically to this. The legal right keeps communications between an attorney and their client confidential. Think about it as being akin to doctor-patient confidentiality. We want you to be comfortable in sharing vital information to your case. Again, we’re here to work for you and find solutions to move forward. Attorney-client privilege might sound straight-forward, but it can be quite complex with special nuances. Florida statutes spell out all the components in detail. Check it out at leg.state.fl.us/statutes.
While most folks cannot take serious legal matters into their own hands, they do have a choice in how they want to be represented. When seeking legal help, do your homework. Research the firm, read bios of the lawyers, find reviews and ask questions. We are here to help when you need it most. It’s what we do.
Live in Central Florida and have a need for legal representation? Contact Woodard & Ferguson, Attorneys at Law.