Can I sue my attorney for misrepresentation?
To sue lawyer for negligence, you need to be able to prove the attorney didn't use the proper care in your case and missed a deadline, filed the wrong papers, didn't comply with court orders, or made other errors that were not intentional but were sloppy. A breach of duty also allows you to sue a lawyer.
Can one attorney represent co defendants?
It is never a good idea to have one attorney for more than one defendant in a case. However, it is possible if both defendants sign a statement outlining the possible conflicts and agreeing to one attorney representing both. Most competent attorneys will not represent two defendants in the same case.
What happens when your attorney withdraws?
If a lawyer does withdraw from a case, he or she still has ongoing duties. For example, he or she must maintain client confidentiality. Additionally, if the lawyer has any of the client's property, he or she must return it. He or she must provide the client's file upon request and cooperate with the transfer process.
Can I fire my attorney if I signed a contract?
Despite having a written contingency fee contract with your lawyer, you can fire him at any time. However, depending on your reasons for firing him, you may still owe him a fee. If you hire a new lawyer after firing the old, there are circumstances under which you could wind up paying a double attorney fee.