I JUST FOUND OUT MY ATTORNEY DOES ALL THE LITIGATION
Country relating to Question: United States
Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma. Is he doing work for opposing counsel on your case? Please elaborate a bit. are you seeking to get new counsel? sue the lawyer?
NO. MY ATTORNEY DOES THE LITIGATING FOR THE OPPOSING COUNCIL WHO REPRESENTS MY WIFE. MY WIFE'S ATTORNEY IS NOT A LITIGATOR. SHE TRIES TO SETTLE OUT OF COURT... WHICH IS WHAT MY ATTORNEY SEEMS TO BE FORCING ME TO DO.
Your lawyer cannot be representing both you and in any way a position or person adverse to you. This can be pursued by demanding he cease the other work, or by terminating him and hiring new counsel and suing him for malpractice. Another option is reporting the lawyer to the disciplinary bar. For new counsel, martindale.com and findlaw.com are good options.
I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND MY QUESTION?
and what outcome do you want? something other than what I proposed?
I THINK YOU MAY HAVE MIS -UNDERSTOOD WHAT THE RELATIONSHIP IS BETWEEN THE ATTORNEYS?
I understood that, and it is highly improper for your lawyer to do any work that benefits someone else, unless both clients consent in writing to such a shared arrangement. what would you like to know that I have not provided yet?
okay, I hope you understand what I'm asking. In some ways your response is a little confusing...sorry.
There is a conflict. But what do you want to see happen?
If it is a conflict, i would think that i need to hire a new attorney. My attorney knows i have limited funds... i feel she has conveyed this to the other side and is backing me against the wall to settle "for nothing".
Lawyer should be replaced. Lawyer should return monies paid where failed to properly serve you. Risk of being sued and of being reported to the state disciplinary bar will often encourage him to pay you back voluntarily!
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