Q: If your lawyer passes what happens to all his files do they go to someone else or do they get thrown out
A: Normally the attorney will have designated another attorney to take over his files when he passes. If not, then a court will usually get involved to appoint an attorney to take over the files. The designated attorney takes custody of the files and goes through them and does his best to return all of the files to the various clients and help resolve all cases that are still in progress. The designated attorney might handle some of those cases himself or might help transition the files to one or more other attorney to handle, with consent of the actual clients, of course.
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