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How can I get my previous lawyer to turn over my file to my new attorney?

San Diego, CA |

Despite submitting a Change of Attorney form with the courts for my upcoming trial, my old lawyer is refusing to give my file to my new counsel. The agreement I had signed stated that he would turn everything over within 72 hours. It is well past, and we even sent a clerk of the court over in person to retreive it, to no avail. If we request a subpoena, how long will this take? Can I file a grievance against him? (I switched attorneys because I felt his behavior was unethical and not in my best interest.)

Attorney Answers 1


  1. File a complaint with the State Bar of California. See weblink. Let your new attorney deal with old attorney.

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