Dear John: Attorney Not Required to Disclose Letter From Dissatisfied Client in Application for Malpractice Policy

Illinois State Bar Association Mut. Ins. Co. v. Gold (Ill. Ct. App. Aug. 7, 2013) An Illinois appellate court recently held that a letter from a dissatisfied client to his attorney did not amount to a potential claim requiring disclosure on the attorney’s application for malpractice coverage. In 2004, the defendant attorney received a letter from his client expressing dissatisfaction with the attorney’s handling of his case. In the letter, the client outlined different options for moving forward, including that
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