The California Rules of Professional Conduct outline an attorneys’ duties and obligations to clients.
The Rules require an attorney to act in your best interests at all times. His failure to do so can cause damage to your case. If an attorney breaches the Rules of Professional Conduct, and that breach harms your case, the attorney may be liable to you for those damages. Breaches can include a failure to communicate important events in your case or representing conflicting interests. A consultation with a professional may help you to determine if your attorney has breached any fiduciary duties to you.