Hey Walter: Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Not Owe Fiduciary Duties to Guilty Clients? An Open Letter to Retired Professor Walter W. Steele, Jr.

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Roy Anderson

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

In this lighthearted tribute to retiring professor and colleague Walter W. Steele, Jr., the author examines the Texas Supreme Court’s opinion in Peeler v. Hughes & Luce, in which a criminal client’s claims again her attorneys for legal malpractice and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act violations were dismissed at least in part on public policy grounds.

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Roy, Hey Walter: Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Not Owe Fiduciary Duties to Guilty Clients? An Open Letter to Retired Professor Walter W. Steele, Jr. (1999). Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 64, No. 3, 1999, Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2724148

Roy Anderson (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

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Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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