If you signed a retainer and it was written there that I cannot discuss or bring my case to another lawyer Does that mean I have a case?
I was looking into a medical malpractice,contacted a lawyer & I sent some papers like power of attorney to gather medical records along with the paper that I sign for retainer. Does it means I have a case?
Such an Agreement may be onerous but it’s difficult if not impossible to determine the merits of your claim as a consequence.
A retainer that says you cannot discuss or bring your case to another lawyer is unenforceable and likely unethical. I would run away from this firm ASAP.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 19 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
I agree with the other attorneys who find this problematic. You should always have the right to choose your own attorney and switch firms.
NOT LEGAL ADVICE NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP FORMED
This is very odd language and you should perhaps consider new counsel. As you have not given details of the claim we can't comment on whether there may be a case. I would ask you to contact a responding AVVO attorney for their input.
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