Q: Can I get out of my contract with a lawyer even though my case is still pending
A: You have a right to change lawyers at any time, for any reason. If you are not satisfied with your current legal representation, find a new lawyer. You can find many excellent attorneys using the Find a Lawyer tab on the JUSTIA homepage. Keep in mind that your new lawyer will have to reimburse your old lawyer for any expenses he or she incurred on your behalf. Additionally, the old lawyer will have a lien for the value of the work he or she performed (also known as quantum meruit). Although this will not affect your recovery, it will affect your new lawyer's recovery and will need to be resolved if and when your case is resolved.
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