Non-Engagement Letter – Basic

Non-Engagement Letter – Basic





[Name and Address of Client]


            RE: Consultation of [Date of Consult]          Certified Mail No.

                                                                                    Return Receipt Requested


Dear ___________:


Thank you for your visit today. As we discussed, although I have not investigated the merits of your matter, I do not feel it would be appropriate for [Name of Firm] to represent you in your possible action against [Name of Company] for [legal matter]. In declining to undertake this matter, the firm is not expressing an opinion on whether you will prevail if a complaint is filed.

Please be aware that whatever claim, if any, that you have may be barred by the passage of time.  Since deadlines may be critical to your case, I recommend that you immediately contact another firm for assistance regarding your matter.

Thank you again for your interest in [Name of Firm].


[Name of Firm] 



[Name of Attorney] 



NOTE: This material is intended as only an example, which you may use in developing your own form. It is not considered legal advice and as always, you will need to do your own research to make your own conclusions with regard to the laws and ethical opinions of your jurisdiction. In no event will ISBA Mutual Insurance Company be liable for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages resulting from the use of this material.