What to do if my lawyer has given up on my case?
2 attorney answers
You are entitled to copy of your file so that’s the first step. Step 2 is determine your limitations deadline. Step 3 is read your contract. Your contract with him may have language entitling him to suspend services if he’s not getting paid or if the case develops such that it no longer looks economically viable.
Step 4 is probably to meet with him to get a full understanding of the status and options.
Step 5 is to either continue with him, replace him or give up.
Litigation is expensive. If you assigned him a %, and he is no linger enthusiastic, ask him if he is willing to waive it so another lawyer can pursue it. Do not
Most lawyers are very skeptical of taking on another lawyer’s case or a case within a short filing deadline but sometimes it works out.
What kind of case did you have? Need more information to be able to advise you on what, if anything you can do.
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