In ideal circumstances, you and your attorney will meet your obligations to each other throughout the period of representation. However, as in any relationship, disputes and problems sometimes arise. You have the right to fire your attorney, and it is easy to do.
If there is a dispute between you and your attorney, and if attempts to resolve it have not been fruitful, you may be able to get better results from a different lawyer. If you believe your interests may be better served by a new attorney, contact Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. We will fairly assess whether switching attorneys is in your best interests and, if it is, we will do everything we can do to make sure the transition is an easy one.
If you choose to hire Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, we will guide you through the process of switching representation. You will, of course, sign a written agreement for representation with your new attorney. We will make sure that your old attorney is notified that he or she has been discharged and should perform no more work on your case. We will obtain your case files from your old attorney.
You may be entitled to a refund of any fees paid in advance and not yet earned by the attorney, and your previous attorney may be entitled to compensation for costs advanced as well as a portion of the fees when a settlement or award is obtained. When you consult with us, we will discuss the financial consequences of switching representation. However, hiring a new attorney will not cost you more money than what you originally agreed to pay.
The court and opposing counsel will also be informed of the change so that notices and correspondence can be directed to the right place. Depending on how far the case has progressed and what deadlines are approaching, your new attorney may wish to move for a continuance to allow for more time to prepare your case.