How many clients would want to be engaged in felonious conduct and go to prison on behalf of Balch’s stupendous lies? Sorry Balch, but lying to a client is not a legal service.
Balch & Bingham defended the indefensible in a court of law in August: declaring openly that lying, misleading a client with “false legal advice” is a legal service.
When Balch originally was sued by Drummond Company’s former executive David Roberson, Balch defended themselves by stating unequivocally that “Balch owed no duty” to Roberson.
What clients would want to deal with a law firm whose partners engage in unsavory conduct, criminal acts, and/or legal malpractice, and then declares “Balch owed no duty” to the client’s executive and blames the client’s executive for “wrongful conduct” that Balch’s partner falsely told him was legal?
Now with the newest argument, what client would risk being mislead and lied to by Balch and then told the lies were a “legal service?”
How many clients would want to be engaged in felonious conduct and go to prison on behalf of Balch’s stupendous lies?
Sorry Balch, but lying to a client is not a legal service.
No sane corporate General Counsel would ever hire Balch if the firm believes that a client’s representative is “owed no duty” for omissions, negligence, or crimes caused by legal malpractice or calls those same omissions. negligence, or lies a “legal service.”
We wrote two year ago:
The cancer of corruption, influence peddling, egocentric envy, and blatant racism from a third-party is deadly if not confronted directly, swiftly, and honestly by corporate management.
Now you can add lying and “false legal advice” to the list.
The illustrious Andrew “Andy2K” Campbell was the one who argued and testified on Balch’s behalf in the Roberson case calling the lying and “false legal advice” a legal service.
Andy2K, who went through his own ugly law firm divorce in 2019, has done a tremendous disservice to the once prestigious law firm.
Andy2k’s ridiculous argument is scheduled to be shredded to pieces on appeal.
But in the interim, Balch clients may be more encouraged to pack their bags and jump off the sinking S.S. Balch & Bingham.