Client Guide

Romney Law Offices will review and pursue to best advantage your litigation, business, employment or estate planning matter.

  • To ensure a smooth working relationship, we make the following four recommendations:


  • First, disclose all facts known to you. The details make a difference.

So - to start - we ask for a chronological outline of events, copies of the documents that affect those events, and the names, addresses, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all people who have knowledge of, or may be affected by, the events set forth in your outline.

For example, in a business dispute we ask for all agreements (regardless of whether written or oral), letters, memos, e-mails, profit and loss statements, and any other thing that documents or even may just tend to document what happened. Please provide all there is. What seems unimportant may, in fact, have a dramatic impact on the choice of the legal path to be followed.


  • Second, we ask for your full and complete cooperation.

More often than not, you are the door to the library of events. If you lock us out, we can't get in. Even if we do, without cooperation and collaboration, it may be too late to find what we're looking for.


  • Third, don't discuss confidential matters with other people.

If you do, you may compromise and may even destroy the protective benefit of the attorney-client privilege. In addition, you may give advantage to others by revealing information at the wrong place and at the wrong time. And that can result in self-inflicted injury in litigation, in a business deal, or in relationships affected by estate planning and estate administration.


  • Fourth, don't worry if you want to seek a second opinion.

Our policy, in fact, is to encourage second opinions. In our view, a lawyer who discourages a second opinion probably should not be giving opinions in the first place.