When is the best time to file a disciplinary report on an attorney?

Asked over 2 years ago - Little Rock, AR

My criminal atty w/drew for "irreconcilable differences" b/c I would not take a plea. The case has been going on for 2 1/2 yrs & he has done nothing to dismiss.

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  1. Marc Edward Stewart

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . Neither the law nor the ethics rules require a lawyer to agree with their client. If you and your attorney felt that the path forward for your case should take wildly different routes, it is in your best interest that your former attorney withdraw. Why would you want to be represented by someone that didn't agree with your preferred course? My recommendation is that you quickly go out and find competent and experienced counsel. If you don't wish to seek a plea, then be sure and get a good lawyer that had tried lots of criminal proceedings in the past. I'm personally not in that area. There is a great, fabulous criminal lawyer by the name of John Collins in Little Rock. He is on avvo.

  2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Based on the very limited information in your post, I do not see the basis for a grievance against the lawyer. You did have irreconcilable differences. You didn't want to take his advice to take a plea.

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