What is Fiduciary Duty

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Fiduciary Duty

“The relationship between an attorney and his or her client is a fiduciary relationship of the very highest character.”

Elkind v. Bennett,
958 So. 2d 1088 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

“There is no relationship between individuals which involves a greater degree of trust and confidence than that of an attorney and client.”

Gerlach v. Donnelly,
98 So. 2d 493 (Fla. 1957)

Fiduciary: One who owes to another the duties of good faith, trust, confidence, and candor; One who must exercise a high standard of care in managing another’s money or property.

Duty: A legal obligation that is owed or due to another and that needs to be satisfied; an obligation for which somebody else has a corresponding right.

Black’s Law Dictionary