How do you fire an attorney and get a refund?
If you fire a lawyer to whom you have paid a retainer, you are entitled to a refund of whatever money remains of the retainer after the lawyer is paid for his services up through the time you fired him. Once you fire him, he must prepare and give you a written accounting of the funds and a refund check.
Can you change lawyers in the middle of a case?
You can change lawyers at any time during your claim. This applies to any workers’ compensation claims, motor vehicle claims, or public liability claims. In fact, it is a relatively straight forward process and you should not need to pay your Lawyer anything at the time the file is transferred to your new Lawyer.
Is there a difference between lawyers and attorneys?
However, there is a difference in the definition of lawyer and attorney. A lawyer is an individual who has earned a law degree or Juris Doctor (JD) from a law school. An attorney can give legal advice and represent clients in court. Attorneys are advocates for their clients.