I have to sever my relationship with a lawyer I am using. Can I call and demand my file or a copy of my file from him? Do I have legal right to my file?
2 Answers from Attorneys
You have a legal right to your file, but your lawyer may have a lien on your case if a contingency fee arrangement or right to payment before he releases the file to you. In either case, you had better retain an attorney to better inform you about your rights.