Can Lawyer Drop Client
The lawyer handling my case told me in the beginning, that if I dont like the settlement offer, we will goto trial.
However, now that I already hired him and its been 2 years, we are at the settlement stage and the lawyer is telling me if I dont agree with the settlement he likes, then I should find another lawyer.
The Question: Can my lawyer legally drop me for this? And is the lawyer allowed to say, ''If you dont like their settlement offer, then we will goto bat for you'' and 2 years into the case, find out it was a total lie.
Thanks so much
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Can Lawyer Drop Client
This is an ethical nightmare for the lawyer. Honestly would you want him now that he has told you to go elsewhere?
Seek out a new lawyer and tell this guy that if he doesn't want to try the case he should release his lien on the file so you can get a new lawyer.