Ethical behavior of an attorney

Asked over 5 years ago - Pensacola, FL

I hired a attorney but it has become evident to me that she does not believe in me. is working with the da to convict me. I have already paid her fees and can not afford another att. is there any recourse for me or am I stuck with her.

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  1. Carolyn Annette Elsey

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . You are always free to fire your attorney. Look at your fee agreement to see what kind of refund you may get. A lawyer has to refund any unearned portion of the retainer.

    There's no reason in the world you should feel obligated to work with someone you feel isn't committed to helping you.

  2. Jonathan H Levy

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . If I subjectively really believed my attorney was selling me out, whether it was true or not, I'd get a new attorney and try to get a refund. Under these facts, the attorney client relationship seems to have broken down.

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