Seattle, WA asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Legal Malpractice for Nevada

Q: Our attorney wants to withdraw in the middle of settlement talks

An out of state attorney is in the middle of settlement negotiations with all defendants. The in state attorney who filed the case wants to withdraw suddenly, which will end the case. Is this legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: From the brief description, it looks like your attorney is appearing in Nevada courts through a motion filed by local counsel. A Nevada attorney could advise you on the specific rules of civil procedure governing such appearances by out-of-state counsel. But your post is open for a week, and time is of the essence in finding substitute local counsel. Your attorney should take care of this and it's likely they may already working on arranging for new local counsel for their continued appearance in Nevada courts. As a general matter, yes, it's legal. Attorneys are generally free to remove themselves from cases (barring certain pressing circumstances), and clients are free to change attorneys. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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