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Richard Flamm

Legal Ethics Expert, Author


Mr. Flamm ranks among the best-known and most respected legal ethics experts in the world today. The author of three leading nationwide treatises on conflicts and disqualification, in 1995 Mr. Flamm opened what was (and continues to be) the only firm in the nation that is devoted exclusively to providing consultation and/or expert witness testimony with respect to matters involving conflicts of interest and/or disqualification of attorneys, judges, and others. Mr. Flamm has been retained as a consultant on these topics by numerous solo practitioners and small firms, as well as by several of the nation’s most prominent law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. In his expert witness capacity, Mr. Flamm has testified in dozens of cases, as well as testifying before the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Press & Media

ABA Journal

When must a judge recuse over a personal relationship? ABA issues ethics guidance

"Noted legal ethics expert Richard E. Flamm has identified Henry de Bracton as the initial scholar addressing judicial disqualification in his 13th-century treatise"

Mother Jones

A Federal Judge Put Hundreds of Immigrants Behind Bars While Her Husband Invested in Private Prisons

“I don’t think a judge who handles criminal cases should ever be buying and selling stocks in private prisons,” says Richard Flamm, a California-based ethics expert who wrote a widely recognized book on judicial disqualification.


Pennsylvania's Republican leaders challenge Justice David Wecht's vote in Congressional redistricting case

"I would say this is probably a longshot," said Richard Flamm, whose made a national practice out of consulting on disqualification and conflict-of-interest issues.

Nationally recognized treatises


Lawyer Disqaulification

Comprehensive guide for seeking to disqualify a lawyer or firm, as well as the procedure for filing and deciding disqualification motions, available defenses to disqualification, and more.

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Recusal And Disqualification Of Judges

Guide to the case law, statutory law and court rules which govern motions to recuse and disqualify judges in every American jurisdiction

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Judicial Disqualification

Comprehensive and intensively-researched Guide to the law which governs motions to disqualify judges in the Federal courts, as well as in every American state.


Inquire for consulting on matters pertaining to judicial recusal, lawyer disqualification, and conflicts of interest. 

Expert Witness Testimony



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