According to the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct, “a lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.” RPC 1.4(b). Not only is regular communication with the client mandatory, but it is also just good practice.
New Jersey’s strong public policy in favor of consumers places construction professionals, particularly home improvement contractors and landscape contractors, at risk of substantial exposure. Even a technical violation of the consumer fraud laws may result in a sizable judgment against a contractor. We are skilled at recognizing the real potential for exposure to consumer fraud damages early in the litigation process and structuring our litigation strategy accordingly.