Recently I was giving a deposition. My attorney warned me to keep my answers short. Whenever he thought I was too long, he would kick the side of my leg. Even when I was short, he kicked. I think those were because he didn't like the answer. Also, during a couple questions, after I gave my answers, he put his hands on his head and made a sound like he was disgusted. This even got the attention from the other attorney.
Later during the break he said he didn't understand what I was saying about some of the parts of the case. I basically repeated everything from our initial meeting and the interrogatories that I had to complete. He later also told me that I can't win. The case would probably would be dismissed at the next step in the legal process.
Are his actions normal? It totally through me off. He suggested that we would be better off if we didn't continue with the idea of deposing witness from the other side. Also that we shouldn't continue with the case.
Is this normal? I am I right to question his actions? He's the one who said at the beginning he thought we had a good chance based on the info I gave him.
Well, this is certainly odd. It sounds like you and your attorney were not on the same page at some point and he just wants off your case now. He shouldn't be giving you queues during a deposition, but it's water under the bridge now. I'd seek an opinion of another attorney if your case is worth pursuing. You can ask your attorney for a copy of your deposition if needed. You are right to question this, but it may turn out that you just don't have the case you thought you did.
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