Can I serve an answer on a plaintiff's attorney without appearing or hiring a lawyer?

Asked 8 months ago - Chicago, IL

The major (hundreds) defendants in the case are represented by lawyers.

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  1. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . You may, but

    REMEMBER HOW YOU ANSWER IS THE KEY TO THE ENTIRE CASE

    It would be foolish to do so without counsel. Hire counsel.

    email me if you want

    www.brinkmeierlaw.com

  2. Thomas O. Moens

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    Answered . I am not sure exactly what you mean when you say "without appearing." You can serve an answer on the opposing party's attorney, but as previously mentioned, if something is not done correctly, or if you fail to raise certain defenses, you could lose your entire case before it even gets started.

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  3. J. Richard Kulerski

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    Answered . You may try to get by without a lawyer, but you must file an Appearance, and you had better know how to prepare an Answer properly.

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