BEWARE – Do not use your work email for personal communications – a new case makes clear why

The lines between technology and our lives have become so blurred that, for many employees, work email addresses are indistinguishable to their personal ones. Three things you need to know before your hit “send” (1) Emails between you and your attorney on matters not involving the employer’s business (i.e, your divorce) are not protected by attorney client privilege to the extent they are sent, forwarded, or stored on your employer’s communication system, (2) You have no right of privacy on your employer’s email system and your employer can monitor your emails and check on websites that you visit, and (3) That email will always be there, waiting to be discovered.

Bingham v. Baycare Health Sys., 8:14-CV-73-T-23JSS, 2016 WL 3917513, at *1 (M.D. Fla. 2016)

Best Lawyers®

Nine Allen Dell, P.A. Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

The Best Lawyers In America© recently announced their 2017 Best Lawyers® and named David D. Ferrentino, Tabatha A. Liebert, Donna L. Longhouse, Marian P. McCulloch, Cynthia A. Mikos, Frank J. Rief, III, Joseph W. N. Rugg, Gary Walker and Philip S. Wartenberg as recipients of this outstanding recognition.

For multiple years, Ferrentino, Liebert, Longhouse, McCulloch, Mikos, Rief, Rugg, Walker and Wartenberg have all received this designation. They are recognized in the following areas of law:

David D. Ferrentino, Commercial Litigation

Tabatha A. Liebert, Construction Litigation

Donna L. Longhouse, Trusts and Estates

Marian P. McCulloch, Family Law

Cynthia A. Mikos, Health Care Law

Frank J. Rief III, Non-Profit / Charities Law & Trusts and Estates

Joseph W. N. Rugg, Health Care Law

Gary Walker, Health Care Law

Philip S. Wartenberg, Family Law

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

The Allen Dell law firm, with 22 practicing attorneys, provides representation in over 30 areas of the law and serves the Tampa Bay area as well as clients throughout Florida.