It's not good practice for an attorney to bring a defamation lawsuit against a client, but in some cases it may be warranted.
The reality today is that consumers have many very public outlets to express their opinions about an attorney's work. And unfortunately, these outlets rarely check the veracity of comments made.
As a result, many attorneys can get harmed by misstatements and outright lies on sites like Yelp, message boards, and discussion groups.
But while an attorney likely can't sue for every negative comment, you may be wondering just when an attorney should bring a defamation lawsuit.