North Hollywood, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: I need to dismiss my attorney? Can I fired him without me getting in trouble?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: You may, but if you are in the middle of a court case or criminal case you want to be sure you have someone who can represent you. I would suggest first you sit down and meet with the attorney to discuss your concerns. Maybe the attorney is doing OK and you just aren't seeing what they are doing. Remember, in person.

Anie N. Akbarian
Anie N. Akbarian
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  • Encino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You have the right to dismiss your attorney at any time. However, it may get tricky specially if you have a trial date approaching because you may have a difficult time to obtain a new attorney. You may want to consider securing an new attorney before dismissing your present attorney or at least seek an advise of an attorney to determine what would be in your best interest.

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