Common Question 9

Question: I am not happy with the attorney who is handling my case, and want to replace him or her. Can I change attorneys? Do I still have to pay the attorney who I want to replace?

Answer: Yes, you have the right to change attorneys. Your former attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered up to the time you dismiss your lawyer. If your legal matter is a personal injury case handled on a contingency fee basis, your attorney may be entitled to a fee for services rendered; however, you are not required to pay this legal fee when you change attorneys. Instead, when your case is resolved, the two attorneys will divide the single fee at the conclusion of your case. You won’t pay two attorney’s fees when you replace your attorney.

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