Thomas A. Grossman's answer Your lawyer can ask the court to allow him to withdraw from the case. Usually, there must be grounds for that request. However, most attorneys simply state in their request to be relieved from the case that there are unresolvable differences between you and your lawyer. I suggest you find another lawyer.
Louis George Fazzi's answer Insufficient details are given to allow me to provide any meaningful advice. I need a detailed account of what transpired from beginning to end. You can find my questionnaire at http://www.louisgfazzi.com/forms/
Cut and paste the link into your browser, then Select the General form, fill it out and supplement that with all your documentary evidence if you would like an opinion whether I could help you. I do my best to analyze materials submitted so I can give you the best advice I can.
Louis George Fazzi's answer I have so many questions that need answering before I could even attempt giving an opinion. Does the civil appeal have anything to do with being served a 5 day Notice to Vacate (or Quit)? What is the basis of the Notice to Vacate? Unpaid rent? Something else? Options available depend on all the circumstances. Without knowing all the circumstances, any opinion would be quite limited.
Neil Pedersen's answer An employment law attorney familiar with the Fair Employment and Housing act, FMLA and litigating against public entities. Most experienced employment law attorneys will likely have competencies in those areas, but be sure to ask for that specifically. I would suggest you look either on this site or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers....
William John Light's answer No, it's not good evidence. First, it's at least double hearsay. It's hearsay of the person who texted you, and also hearsay of the threat that s/he was repeating. Also, it's not relevant to your vandalism of a stolen car. Having a threat against you is not legal justification for damaging somebody else's car, especially when that car doesn't even belong to the person who threatened you.
If you want to pursue criminal charges against the person who injured you, go to the police and...
Louis George Fazzi's answer You must be thinking of a legal malpractice attorney. Just do a Google search and you will be able to select from a wide variety of different firms and attorneys who can help you. Most offer free consultations.
Louis George Fazzi's answer It is up to each citizen to protect his/her own rights. In order to do that, we all need to know what our rights are.
Rather than relying on "some attorney" out of context with your thinking or beliefs, read the California Constitution itself. It is freely available in any library or in the comfort of your own home if you have a computer and can access the internet. You can cut and paste this link in your browser: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const-toc.html
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