Regardless of what happens in the criminal case against Terry Christensen, the Los Angeles lawyer accused of paying celebrity sleuth Anthony Pellicano to illegally wiretap some of his opponents, many lawyers are thinking twice about the way they work with private investigators.

Christensen, managing partner at Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro, and Pellicano, who was recently convicted on dozens of related claims, are scheduled to go to trial on July 16 on wiretapping and conspiracy to commit wiretapping charges.