If you believe that your attorney is not doing a good job for you, you may decide to discharge your current attorney and find another one. You are even allowed to do this in the middle of your case. If you discharge your attorney, they will have the duty to provide your files in entirety to your new attorney in a reasonable amount of time.
From there, your new attorney will ask you to sign a document that allows them to substitute for the former attorney. Once your new attorney receives these documents, you will have the new attorney working on your case.
However, it may not always be the best idea for you to switch attorneys. If you can mend the current relationship you have with your current attorney, it is advisable to do so. There are three elements to consider if you do want to switch an attorney:
1. How far along are you in your case? Will your new attorney race against time?
2. Will your former attorney have a lien on the case?
3. Is it possible that your current issues with your attorney can be resolved?
If you know that things will not work out with your attorney, then getting a new attorney will be a better option for you. When it comes time to choose a second attorney it is best to be wiser and more methodical. One such reason is you’ll want a certain degree of certainty that your new attorney will work the case in a way that you feel that it should. However, if you ever get to the point where you want to find a third attorney, it will be more difficult to do so because this is now a pattern of a difficult client, thus making your case harder to resolve if you can’t find another attorney.
If you are ever in a situation where you may want to switch attorneys consider getting a second opinion with the Kelley Law Firm. We will operate with character in our discussion and give you the insight you need to best move forward with your case. You can call us at (972) 850-0500, or click the link to learn more about Kelley Law Firm.