I entered into an attorney representation agreement with an attorney on a contingency fee
basis (no fee unless there's an award). Now that the case is not going very well and
it's wrapping up with a tiny settlement, the attorney wants to unilaterally revoke the
contingency agreement and charge an hourly fee, or otherwise abandon the case.
Can the attorney legally do that?
The case was a Federal Employment Age Discrimination case.
1 Answer from Attorneys
This is likely not a malpractice issue, however attorneys do not get to unilaterally change their fee agreements.