If a situation that we investigate goes to trial you may want to choose an attorney before you begin. This way the attorney will employ us instead of you the individual. If your attorney is our client, our reports, and notes wont be open to the other side for discovery. Your file from us is safe under the ” work product ” rule.
Work product rule : Notes, documents, reports and research materials and the like gathered by a PI in an investigation are confidential information that may disclose the attorneys trial strategy. Attorney work product privilege is one of the five privileges in exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information act, 5 USC 552 (b) (5).