Legal Question in Legal Ethics in California

I hired an attorney to represent me in a personal injury case after a car accident. I have never had any contact with an actual attorney only with paralegals. I do not feel I have been represented properly, and would like to hire an attorney that will. I want to know if I would owe the contingency fee to my present attorney.

Asked on 3/18/13, 7:30 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Joel Selik www.SelikLaw.com

Your new attorney and the old attorney will work it out together how to divide the one contingent fee.

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Answered on 3/18/13, 7:40 am
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

I agree with Mr. Selik. Your new attorney's fee will most likely be subject to a lien from the old attorney, which would be for the reasonable value of the services the previous attorney rendered.

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Answered on 3/18/13, 7:54 am


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