I had a lawyer but decided to go with another lawyer but he said that he cant help me he already send the letter to request info on my case so my first lawyer knows i fired him is my first lawyer is still responsible to continue my case if i want to go back to my first lawyer? and what happens to his fee for the work he did if i cant find a lawyer to represent me?
2 Answers from Attorneys
I assume your first lawyer was working on a contingency fee basis. If you fired him, then he is no longer your lawyer and has no responsibilities for you. If you make a recovery, he is due a fee for the value of his work -- whatever that was -- if you fired him. There are some exceptions, but they are few. You can go back to the first lawyer and he can decide whether he wants to represent you or not. Having fired him, he probably will not want to. Had he fired you, instead of you firing him, then he would not be owed a fee from any recovery.
If you fired him, he is no longer your attorney and does not have to take your case back. Check your fee agreement for further information. Regards,
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