The lawyer subbed out 2 1/2 years ago yet continued to stand up in court and identify himself as my counsel when the matter (ongoing probate) would be called for hearing. Not only did he mislead the judge, but he also sent me bills for the appearances! What is my legal recourse?
Did the lawyer actually sub out or did he tell you he subbed out? Did the court relieve him as counsel? You should sit down with the attorney and see what's up because if he's not attorney of record he can't and shouldn't be representing you. But if he is your attorney then he is compensated for the time spent on the case.
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It is not likely that the court would have recognized him as your attorney if he had previously filed a Substitution of Attorney with the court, which is the only way that could have been accomplished. It does sound as though the two of you do not communicate very well together, so I would suggest you contact a new attorney to take over the handling of the matter for you.
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