06Aug/13
godfather

Lawyer as Godfather? A Summary of the Collaborative Approach to the Lawyer/Client Relationship

Robert F. Cochran, John M.A. DiPippa and Martha M. Peters wrote a brilliant article which summarized the various roles lawyers can play with their clients and, surprisingly, it seems that most clients even have a preference for each particular “style” of representation in different circumstances. They are: 1) Lawyer as Godfather; 2) Lawyer as Guru; 3) Lawyer as “Hired Gun”; and 4) Lawyer as Friend.