I hired an Attorney that worked with a Firm, I paid a flat fee. Now the case is up and that lawyer is GONE and they just "assigned" me someone else, without my knowledge or consent. Is that legal and is there a way I can get a refund to hire someone else? This is a felony case and when I looked up the Attorney they want me to use, he specializes in Family Law. There has been zero communication since November and the BAILSMAN is the one that told me the court date is next week! Can they just change lawyers on you without your knowledge? They told me I hired the FIRM, not the lawyer, but that was NOT my understanding when I specifically called and paid the lawyer (I THOUGHT!) I wanted! Now I'm afraid I'm stuck with an under-qualified Attorney.