Redding, CA asked in Legal Malpractice and Probate for Oregon

Q: if i retained a probate attorney can he legally quit in the middle of the case in oregon

i retained a probate attorney back in 2016 and he agreed to help me with a eviction notice after the tenant was served a 60 day notice he refused to move and now the attorney is refusing to help with filing with the courts

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Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Attorneys are allowed to withdraw from a case unless the withdrawal would severely predjudice the client, like if the attorney withdraws one day before trial. It doesn't sound like you are that type of urgent situation. Get another attorney and get on with it. If the withdrawal is due to you not being able to pay the attorney, I suggest you find a way to pay the next attorney.

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