I agree, this is not going to make you look bad. If you are in the midst of litigation - whether it is criminal or civil - then the lawyer needs to get permission from the court to withdraw. A lawyer usually files a Motion To Withdraw and sets if for a hearing. You should attend that hearing to make sure there isn't any misunderstanding or misrepresentation of what happened and you should receive a refund of any unused retainer. There are a lot of factors that would go into determining whether...