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Opinion 662

Question Presented

May a Texas lawyer respond publicly to a former client’s adverse comments on the internet? If so, what information may the lawyer disclose?

A former client posted negative comments about a Texas lawyer on an internet review site. The lawyer believes that the client’s comments are false. The lawyer is considering posting a public response that reveals only enough information to rebut the allegedly false statements.  

Bluebook Citation

Tex. Comm. On Professional Ethics, Op. 662 (2016)