Pennsylvania Bar Association Formal Opinion 2014-200

The Pennsylvania Bar Association issued a formal opinion on lawyers’ response to clients’ negative review.

Conclusion from the opinion:

“a lawyer cannot reveal client confidential information in a response to a client’s negative online review absent the client’s informed consent.”

Pennsylvania ethics opinions available at https://www.pabar… (members only)

Relevant Law: Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct: 1.6 “Confidentiality of Information”