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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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James J. Belanger was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James J. Belanger

J. Belanger Law PLLC
  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Southfield, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Arbitration Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Appellate Practice Native American Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Real Estate Law Appellate Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Arbitration Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Family Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    South Pasadena, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Health Care Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Municipal Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Municipal Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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Monte A. Vines was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Monte A. Vines

Adams Jones Law Firm, P.A.
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Redmond, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Construction Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

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Practice Area Definition

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Definition

A lawyer’s work is increasingly governed by a specialized set of laws and regulations, starting with the rules of legal ethics. And lawyers sometimes need lawyers to help them comply with these laws or to defend themselves when they run afoul of these laws and rules.

Over the last 25 years, a small, but growing, group of lawyers have begun to specialize in the law governing lawyers. The boundaries of ethics and professional responsibility law are not clearly fixed, but these lawyers are often called upon to handle:
  • Representation of lawyers in disciplinary matters, where a lawyer is accused of violating an ethics rule and is subject to sanctions, such as disbarment or suspension.
  • Representation of lawyers and law firms in court when they are accused of ethics violations or professional misconduct, including motions for sanctions for lawyer misconduct, motions to disqualify lawyers for conflicts of interest, and proceedings involving issues of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality.
  • Representation of applicants in bar admission proceedings.
  • Providing advice to lawyers and law firms concerning whether their planned conduct complies with ethics rules and other law.
  • Providing loss prevention advice to lawyers and law firms, helping them deal with claims by clients and others, or situations that may leads to claims, and advising lawyers and law firms how to avoid them.
  • Working as in-house counsel to law firms to provide ethics advice to the firm and its lawyers.

Ethics and professional responsibility lawyers also represent people other than lawyers, including, for example, people considering filing lawyer disciplinary complaints, malpractice complaints, or motions to disqualify lawyers for conflicts of interest. 

Because the lawyers who practice in this area know so much about the law and rules governing lawyer conduct, as well as about the standard of care by which good lawyers practice, they frequently serve as expert witnesses when a lawyer’s conduct is called into question, whether in legal malpractice matters, lawyer disciplinary matters, or disqualification motions.

For the same reasons, ethics and professional responsibility lawyers are sometimes called upon by those who do business with lawyers, ranging from title insurance companies to marketing companies to litigation funding companies, to advise them on how lawyers may lawfully and appropriately do business with them.

Some ethics and professional responsibility lawyers also handle legal malpractice cases, whether for those bringing such claims or for lawyers accused of malpractice.

A lawyer’s work is increasingly governed by a specialized set of laws and regulations, starting with the rules of legal ethics. And lawyers sometimes need lawyers to help them comply with these laws or to defend themselves when they run afoul of these laws and rules.

Over the last 25 years, a small, but growing, group of lawyers have begun to specialize in the law governing lawyers. The boundaries of ethics and professional responsibility law are not clearly fixed, but these lawyers are often called upon to handle:
  • Representation of lawyers in disciplinary matters, where a lawyer is accused of violating an ethics rule and is subject to sanctions, such as disbarment or suspension.
  • Representation of lawyers and law firms in court when they are accused of ethics violations or professional misconduct, including motions for sanctions for lawyer misconduct, motions to disqualify lawyers for conflicts of interest, and proceedings involving issues of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality.
  • Representation of applicants in bar admission proceedings.
  • Providing advice to lawyers and law firms concerning whether their planned conduct complies with ethics rules and other law.
  • Providing loss prevention advice to lawyers and law firms, helping them deal with claims by clients and others, or situations that may leads to claims, and advising lawyers and law firms how to avoid them.
  • Working as in-house counsel to law firms to provide ethics advice to the firm and its lawyers.

Ethics and professional responsibility lawyers also represent people other than lawyers, including, for example, people considering filing lawyer disciplinary complaints, malpractice complaints, or motions to disqualify lawyers for conflicts of interest. 

Because the lawyers who practice in this area know so much about the law and rules governing lawyer conduct, as well as about the standard of care by which good lawyers practice, they frequently serve as expert witnesses when a lawyer’s conduct is called into question, whether in legal malpractice matters, lawyer disciplinary matters, or disqualification motions.

For the same reasons, ethics and professional responsibility lawyers are sometimes called upon by those who do business with lawyers, ranging from title insurance companies to marketing companies to litigation funding companies, to advise them on how lawyers may lawfully and appropriately do business with them.

Some ethics and professional responsibility lawyers also handle legal malpractice cases, whether for those bringing such claims or for lawyers accused of malpractice.