When Should I Fire My Attorney?



When you hire an attorney, you are putting your rights of due process in his hands. As a client and not an attorney, you are not obligated to know the law regarding your particular situation. As a lawyer, your attorney is obligated to know the law regarding your situation.




Your Attorney Should Explain Your Case To You Before Going To Court, Honestly

Your attorney should explain your case to you after accepting you as a client. If your attorney does not discuss your case with you, fire him and look for another attorney who will take the time to let you know what your legal rights are and why he has agreed to act as your attorney.

Fire Your Attorney If He Seems Incompetent

You should also fire your attorney if you begin to have doubts as to his competency while representing you in court. If your attorney ever uses language like, I really don’t represent people like you, fire him immediately and get another attorney as quickly as you can.


Corrupt Attorneys And Judges


Too often people get the mistaken idea that an attorney is somehow above being corrupted by money and the threat of influence by an opposing side to a case that he has accepted. Similarly, people are under the mistaken idea that judges are above being bribed and will undertake to protect the rights of an individual if the judge sees that his lawyer is behaving badly or misrepresenting his client. A knowledgeable client is one who accepts his situation and stays alert to the proceedings going on for or against him in court.



4 Responses to “When Should I Fire My Attorney?”

  1. karen says:

    i have a friend involved in a high profile case with a very high profile lawyer, he needs to retain new council, for many many reasons. i need your help on putting together a letter to tell him services are no longer needed and we would like to terminate his services , need this help as soon as possible. thank you!

  2. karen says:

    i have a friendinvolved in a high profile case with a very high profile lawyer, he needs to retain new council. for many many reasons. i need your help on putting together a letter to tell him his services are no longer needed and we would like to terminate his services,need this help as soon as possible, thank you!

  3. Was just wondering, if you fire your lawyer, should you still need to pay him for his services?

  4. Phired says:

    Hi @Wrongful Death Attorney Miami Florida, perhaps too late but for the record – yes, you still need to pay them for their services, but you can perhaps get out of this if they were negligent or incompetent. The answer is, sadly, to see another lawyer!

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