My attorney gave a rediculous reason for removing himself from my case.
This was a case involving a malpractice suit against my first attorney for
allowing another attorney into my lawsuit against a debtor and he made an arrangement to give the other party 25% of what ever I ended up collecting
for their contribution of 25% of the legal fees. They made one small payment
and he never collected the rest of their share. Now that other party is suing me.
The second attorney I hired, first tried to have the suit thrown out because it
was a real estate transaction and there was no contract
. They had no signitures.
The whole thing was very suspicious why my origional attorney would even
allow this other attoreny into my case. Now we are in a battle.
My second attorney told me after almost a year of depositions and conferences
with the judge that my first attorney was being sued and this would all finally
be over. Two weeks later he files a motion to remove himself from my case.
He never filed the third party law suit that he told me he was filing that very
day, just 2 weeks before.
This happened in a town in upstate NY where every attorney knows every other
and only two judges with one judge handling the case.
My question is.. can i subpena my attorney's phone records for the time he was
working on my case and my original attorney's phone records. I want to know
why my attorney did not file that third party suit for mal practice.
Now I am faced with going to trial and representing myself.
I feel the judge was very unfair in allowing my attorney to remove himself
without calling me for a conference.