Birrell Law Firm Blog

July 16, 2019

Police Seize Lawyer’s Client Files and Work Product

In February 2019 Burnsville police searched the law office of attorney K.M. in Woodbury, MN looking for information about her clients M.W. and J.S. But according to K.M., they seized electronic devices containing information about her entire law practice, including privileged client materials. It presents a matter of first impression […]
December 4, 2018

What Are the Elements of Fraud – and Why do They Matter?

What Are the Elements of Fraud (Federal Court) – and Why do They Matter? Sometimes – especially when money is involved – lawyers, judges, and ordinary people are in situations where what happened in a situation is fairly clear, but the interpretations of that differ. A prosecutor might look at […]
October 19, 2018

What to Do When You Receive a Federal Target Letter

Receiving a Target Letter If you get a letter from an Assistant United States Attorney that says you are the “target” of a grand jury investigation then you have been given what lawyers call a “target letter” (federal target letter). There are a few ways this could happen. Maybe a […]