Another article about a really bad solo, Jo-Ellen Wells (Estate Seeks to Disbar Divorce Lawyer), this one out of New Hampshire who took money from several clients and never did the work and in one instance, represented a divorcing wife when the lawyer had already been retained by the husband (though apparently, Wells never did the work for him either). But amongst Wells’ other indiscretions: She said she had an office when she really worked from home – and met with clients in Denny’s or Barnes & Noble.
Personally, when I worked from home (and actually do now), I never let on to clients. I’d meet primarily in part time office space, but have also met at the court or even once at a Starbucks. Are home office lawyers ethically obligated to disclose that they don’t have offices? Grant, I’ll leave this question for you. As for other home office lawyers, do you tell your clients where you work?