3 Rules When Defending a Client to the Media

Rudy Giuliani

Last week Rudy Giuliani made several TV appearances as the president’s lawyer.  Apparently, he made several statements that appeared to contradict public statements made by the president and even admitted that he wasn’t up to date on the facts of the case.  This attorney’s comments seemed to cast doubt on the credibility of his client and potentially hurt the client’s case.  It is important for attorneys to use certain guidelines when defending their clients.

If you are looking for an attorney to defend you to the media, here are three things you should want from your attorney.

First, a good attorney should not get ahead of his or her client.  In other words, a good attorney should not make public statements that the client has not either authorized or cast doubt on the credibility of the client.

Second, a good attorney should not make public statements that tend to harm the client’s case.

Third, a good attorney  should not speak about the client’s case publicly without having a command of the facts of the case.

These are not explicitly hard and fast rules but they are general guidelines that the Law Office of Mark Nicholson believes will serve clients well when followed.

If you or someone you know needs an attorney that knows how to defend them in the media, contact the Law Office of Mark Nicholson, 317-667-0718.