Richard Flamm

California Legal Ethics Expert

Publications

Mr. Flamm has written more than 15 published books – including acclaimed ethics treatises that are nationwide in scope – each of which he personally updates annually. 

 

Treatises on Ethics

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 Mr. Flamm’s first treatise, Judicial Disqualification: Recusal and Disqualification of Judges, was originally published by Little, Brown & Company (Boston) in 1996. Now in its Second Edition and published by Banks and Jordan Law Publishing Company (Berkeley), Judicial Disqualification has been authoritatively relied on by federal courts throughout the country, as well as the highest courts of many states – including the Supreme Court of Ohio, which has cited the treatise 15 times in the past three years alone. To view the Table of Contents for Judicial Disqualification click here.  For reviews of the book click here.  To find a library near you which has the book in its collection click here. To be redirected to the publisher’s website click here.

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 Mr. Flamm’s second treatise, Lawyer Disqualification: Conflicts of Interest and Other Bases, was released in 2003. This book, which can be found in the collections of more than 800 law libraries worldwide, has been cited by a host of parties in support of their positions on disqualification, as well as by many state and federal courts. To view the Table of Contents for the Second Edition of Lawyer Disqualification (2014) click here. For book reviews click here. To find a library near you which has the book in its collection click here. To be redirected to the publisher’s website click here.

Conflicts

 In March of 2015 Banks and Jordan Law Publishing Company released the third in Mr. Flamm’s trilogy of legal ethics treatises, Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Law: Causes and Cures. Like its predecessors, Conflicts of Interest is nationwide in scope, and features case law from every American jurisdiction. To view the Table of Contents for Conflicts of Interest click here. To find a library near you which has the book click here. To be redirected to the publisher’s website click here.

 

Other Legal Publications

In addition to writing Lawyer Disqualification and Judicial Disqualification, and his new treatise on Conflicts of Interest, Mr. Flamm personally wrote all of the supplements to each of those books. He also prepared a California-only title, Disqualification Motions and Appeals (2009), which is not currently in print.

Mr. Flamm began researching and writing articles on the subject of conflicts of interest and disqualification of attorneys in 1987. His first offerings on these subjects were published in “The Federal Litigator.” Since then articles by Mr. Flamm on these topics have appeared in a number of law reviews and other periodicals, including “Looking Ahead to Ethics 2015: Or Why I Still Do Not Get the A.B.A. Model Conflict of Interest Rules,” 19 N.I.U. 273 (Win., 1999) and Representing Interests Adverse To a Current Client: We Are Not in Kansas Anymore, 12 California Litigation 1998. Mr. Flamm has also penned several pieces on judicial disqualification law, including The History of and Problems with the Federal Judicial Disqualification Framework, 58 Drake L. Rev. 751 (Spr. 2010) and the History of Judicial Disqualification in America, which appeared in the American Bar Association Judges’ Journal in the Summer of 2013.

 

Other Publications

Before Mr. Flamm was an author of legal treatises, he was a travel writer. Articles written by Mr. Flamm have appeared in a number of major publications, including First Choices Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Milwaukee Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times.  Along with his wife, Mr. Flamm also wrote two non-fiction books, A Guide to America’s Finest Small Hotels and A Guide to the Bay Area’s Best Ethnic Restaurants.