Hey Walter: Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Not Owe Fiduciary Duties to Guilty Clients? An Open Letter to Retired Professor Walter W. Steele, Jr.
22 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2016 Last revised: 9 Feb 2016
Date Written: 1999
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.
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