Hello: This is PhillipsEsq. I am a licensed Attorney and I will be assisting you today.
He is representing me - the meeting was to begin a negotiation. I guess he wanted to know what we both wanted and to get more information. I was supposed to get back with him with the name of an appraiser. I took an extra week to do that. I sent other info and he didn't respond.
I waited two weeks. I thought he might be busy. I emailed again and he replied with the short one liner.
I emailed several more times but he said I was just giving him info and to tell him what to do. I was confused.
I emailed the assistant and asked for an appointment - no response.
I emailed him 2 more times - no response.
Does he have to notify me if he has dropped me. It is a negotiation, not a court case at this point.
Response: Your Attorney has ethical and Professional obligation to communicate with you and tell you exactly what he is going to do to move your case along. The Attorney must communicate with you regarding the status of the case. When you provide information to your Attorney, it is the Attorney's duty to inform you what he is going to use the information that you have provided to him for and not ask what you want to do. Also, if the Attorney is no longer representing you, the Attorney must send you a formal notice that he is no longer representing you.
Based on the information that you have provided here, you would be better off at this early stage to look for another Attorney. Once you have found another Attorney, you would then inform the Attorney that he is fired and to return all the documents that you provided to him. Your new Attorney may also contact the Attorney to request the documents transfer. However, it is better that you do it, to make it clear to the Attorney that his services are no longer needed because of his inaction and lack of communication with you.
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