Legal Question in Legal Malpractice in New York

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?

Asked on 12/27/12, 11:06 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

David Browde David A. Browde, P.C.

Yes, and yes.

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Answered on 12/27/12, 11:08 am
SHAHRIAR KASHANIAN LAW OFFICES OF SHAHRIAR KASHANIAN, ESQ.,

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.

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Answered on 12/27/12, 1:15 pm


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