Q: What are my options when my attorney ignores my calls for long time?
PI case. Can't reach my attorney in any possible way.
much more info would be helpful
is it a so-so case, or a slam dunk?
if a good case with liability and GOOD damages make an appointment with ANOTHER local PI Lawyer who can sub in and the two lawyers would split the legal fees in some manner and it would not cost you anything.
you can also contact the State Bar
I agree with Mr. Gribow but with one additional suggestion. Lawyers have a duty to communicate with their clients. So it's concerning that your lawyer is M.I.A. But, it is hard to know what is actually going on and whether there are personal or health issues causing the problem.
I'd suggest that before contacting the State Bar, perhaps email the lawyer one more time expressing your concern, your attempts to reach him or her, and letting him or her know that if you don't hear back within a certain period of time (a day, two, etc.), you will then have no other choice but to seek the assistance of the State Bar.
No lawyer wants to get a call from the State Bar, so perhaps this will move the needle. However, if you do end up reaching the lawyer and it turns out that some personal or health problems caused the dereliction of duty to communicate, maybe it is a good idea to have a heart-to-heart with him or her and see if this person is capable of continuing with the case. If not, find a new lawyer to take over your case.
A: If your attorney is ignoring all your calls for a long time, then you should consider possibly changing to an attorney that is more responsive. An attorney is required to be responsive and communicate with his/her client. Failing to do so may subject the attorney to possible State Bar discipline.
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