Our ethical rules do not seem to address this issue directly, but there are at least three, maybe four, ethical obligations (we’ll call them touchstones) that dance around an answer to the question.
Offers You Can’t Refuse – When Aggressive Demand Letters Cross the Legal Line
At its best, the aggressive demand letter is a legal art form that can force parties to settle their differences outside the court. But at what point can an artful outline of problems and consequences become extortion or one of its criminal cousins? Randy Johnston of Johnston Tobey Baruch specializes in such ethical questions. Here are this hints on what you should worry about when sending these important client missives.