Attorney – Client Privilege: Intake Documents

Hagans v. Gatorland Kubota, LLC, ___ So. 3d ___, 35 Fla. L. Weekly D2079 (Fla. 1st DCA 9/16/10)

Intake documents created by an attorney during a consultation with an injured worker were protected by the attorney client privilege.  As a result, the appellate court granted the worker’s petition for certiorari and quashed an order of the Judge of Compensation Claims requiring production of the intake sheets to enable the employer/carrier to discover the worker’s medical and claims history.