What do I do if my attorney will not return my calls?
If Your Attorney Will Not Return Your CallYou Need to Write Letters. I appreciate that phone calls are easier and that you shouldn’t have to write a letter to your own attorney. Ask the Phone Receptionist What is Going On. Request Your File – It Is Your Property. If Nothing Else Works, Threaten to File a State Bar Grievance.
Can I sue my lawyer for taking too long?
If you want to sue for legal malpractice, do it as quickly as possible. A common defense raised by attorneys sued for malpractice is that the client waited too long to sue. There’s no point in suing if the lawyer doesn’t have either malpractice insurance or valuable assets from which to pay you if you win.
Can my attorney refuses to give me my file?
The attorney has no authority to refuse. She/He must return your entire file within a reasonable time even if you owe money. An attorney can not hold hostage your file.
Why do lawyers drag out cases?
Their goal is to drag the case on and pay out as little as possible. This earns more money for the attorney, who gets paid by the hour, and also can help frustrate the plaintiff into making a better settlement for them out of desperation.