Here at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we are proud members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
For more than 70 years, the American Association for Justice has successfully defended Americans’ right to trial by jury and continues to fight every day to protect our practices, clients’ rights, and civil justice system.
As AAJ members, RGRP has pledged to abide by the following principles:
- Zealously represent the best interests of their clients within the framework of all applicable Rules of Professional Responsibility and with the highest ethical standards of the profession
- Not prosecute or counsel any action, or assert any claim or defense, which is false, frivolous, or wholly insubstantial
- Engage only in advertising that fully complies with the rules of the jurisdictions in which the member is admitted or where the advertising is placed, and not engage in any form of false, misleading, or deceptive advertising
- Not initiate personal contact with any injured party or aggrieved survivor, either personally or through a representative, without a specific request or for the sole purpose of attracting cases
- Not initiate press contact following a disaster or incident that resulted in injury or death for the sole purpose of attracting cases
- Not knowingly accept referral of a case that has been the subject of conduct that violates the provisions of this Code or other applicable rule.
- Disclose and explain the fee to be charged to the client and how it is calculated; the handling of costs while the case is pending and on resolution; and, if contingent upon recovery, memorialize the fee clearly in a written fee agreement.
- To the extent consistent with state law or Rules of Professional Conduct, ensure that all decisions to arbitrate disputes arising from contracts with clients are voluntary and that a client’s judicial rights and remedies are not waived under coercion; include no pre-dispute mandatory binding arbitration clauses in agreements with clients.
- Accept only cases and legal matters for which the attorney or co-counsel possesses the requisite knowledge, skill, time, and resources to prosecute diligently and competently.
- Disclose to clients the intention to refer their case to another attorney or to engage the services of another attorney to represent their interests.
- Communicate promptly, frankly, and fully with clients when they inquire about their cases and at other times as appropriate to keep them informed about the progress and status of their cases.
At Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin, we truly embody these principles and succeed at living up to the high standards set by the AAJ.
Our experienced attorneys are joined by a highly qualified staff of paralegals, secretaries, and registered nurses who all work alongside our legal professionals to advocate for the rights of injured people in medical malpractice cases, product liability claims, personal injury matters, and mass tort litigation.
To learn how we can help you file your personal injury claim in New York or elsewhere in the United States, contact us online or call (212) 684-1880 for a free consultation.