Attorneys face a number of different challenges in the practice of law, among those is compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.  Our attorneys are sensitive to the challenges of professional conduct and the impact of those challenges on a lawyer’s daily practice.  We provide lawyers with clear, concise advice on how to respond to inquiries from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and effectively represent you in disciplinary proceedings.  We are also able to serve as expert witness addressing lawyer conduct under the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Law Governing Lawyers.  Our attorneys have argued cases before the Supreme Court, as well as administrative proceedings before the Office of Lawyer Regulation.

For the past 30 years, Dietrich VanderWaal has represented attorneys and law firms seeking counsel on professional responsibility, ethics advice, and expert witness testimony. 

The following services are provided with the utmost efficiency and recognition of the difficult upheaval that occurs when these types of controversies and allegations arise:

  • Legal Ethics Consultation and Opinion

  • Malpractice Allegations

  • Professional Discipline Representation

  • Ethics Advice

  • Expert Witness Testimony

  • Law Firm Risk Management

  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements

  • Mergers

  • Partner Withdrawals

  • Fee Disputes

  • Disqualification Motions

  • Conflicts of Interest

  • Lawyer Departures