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How to Fire a Contingent Fee Lawyer You've Already Hired

Posted by attorney William Dyer

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I've written about a couple of real-life disputes that people have had when they've fired their contingent fee lawyers on a post on my weblog, which is linked below.

There are actually good reasons why the law protects lawyers from being arbitrarily fired from their contingent fee cases. But very few clients are actually trying to cheat hard-working and capable lawyers out of their fees; those clients tend to be happy and satisfied. Far too many folks, though, assume they can fire their contingent fee lawyer without much downside. The point of this Guide is to warn you that that's not true. There are big risks. But there are ways to minimize them, by hiring the right lawyer to begin with, getting your rights clearly specified in writing up front, and, if need still arises, by getting sound legal advise BEFORE you haul off and give yourself the satisfaction of saying "Youre fired!" and stomping out of the room.

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