Asked in Personal Injury for Idaho

Q: Can lawyer refuse to give me my case file after he quits my case, in Idaho?

One month left before statute of limitations is up, lawyer quit. Talked to office person they said there are certain documents they do not have to give.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Idaho attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks, and you have a looming statute of limitations. Only a local attorney could advise per state rules, but the basic general rule nationwide is that clients are entitled to their files. Some elements might differ by jurisdiction, such as attorney work product, treatment of liens, copying costs, out-of-pocket disbursements, etc. Only a local attorney could advise on these. At this point, with two weeks already having elapsed, reach out to local attorneys for guidance if you haven't already done so. Good luck

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