Legal-Ease: Questions on legal ethics

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Some actions taken by attorneys may seem disingenuous or contrary to the idea of ethics, but several less-known rules governing attorney behavior can sometimes help to explain their behavior.

Unfortunately, due to misunderstandings of attorneys, “attorney ethics” can be perceived as an oxymoron, a figure of speech that combines words that appear to be contradictory to each other.

Notably, attorney ethics rules themselves mandate a lot of the behavior that non-attorneys can find odd about attorneys. Some of the most unknown and misunderstood attorney ethics rules are explained below.

Read Lee’s full article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Questions on legal ethics

Source:, Legal-Ease: Questions on legal ethics by Lee R. Schroeder, March 28, 2015

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