How many clients does an lawyer have at any given time?
2 attorney answers
The number of clients a lawyer had can vary extremely. There are many injury firms that have 200-300 cases per attorney. At the other extreme, my firm maintains a ratio of about 7-to-1. I often tell folks that your question is the most important one to ask when choosing an attorney.
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Marc C. Lenahan
Lenahan Law, P.L.L.C.
2655 Villa Creek, Suite 204
Dallas, Texas 75235
Advisory Board Member,
National Crime Victims Bar Association
Brain Injury Association of Texas
The number of clients lawyers have vary greatly from one lawyer to the next. It seems like your main concern is not having your phone calls returned. Lawyers have to comply with the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. These rules contain clauses about how an attorney is to respond to communication requests from a client. It appears that Rule 1.03 most accurately answers your question:
Rule 1.03 Communication
(a) A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly
comply with reasonable requests for information.
(b) A lawyer shall explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to
make informed decisions regarding the representation
If you feel that your attorney is adequately responding to your request for information, you should speak to your attorney and inform him/her of your concerns. If you do not reach a resolution from your attorney, you may also file a complaint with the State Bar of Texas.