Q: Why is someone listed as working at one law firm and can't be found on the website of a firm who I originally spoke to??
Firm A had recently contacted me about representing me for my injury case. I have done research on both firm A itself as well as the named attorneys B, C, D, & E who make up Firm A. About a week or so ago, I was suddenly contacted by a new attorney, F, who was familiar with my specific case, and to which I assumed was associated with firm A because the phone numbers are the same. But, I cannot find any info about attorney F anywhere on firm A's website. Firm A is who had originally contacted me. When I searched for attorney F by name, it shows him as working for a totally different firm, not Firm A and is not listed anywhere on Firm A's website according to Google. This has left me confused and wondering the reason(s) why especially since after 8 months of handling my own PTSD (no physical injury) case because no other attorney would help me with this, attorney F suddenly wants to represent me.
A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. There are a couple of possibilities. Attorneys regularly join and leave law firms. Sometimes firm websites might not reflect staffing changes quickly. Also, some law firms have relationships with "of counsel" attorneys who are not part of their regular staff but who they bring in for work overflow or certain types of cases. Those attorneys might not always appear in the firm's website. Maybe the newly appearing attorney could help sort everything out - that would be more reliable than these general guesses. Good luck
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