Can my lawyer drop me as a client?
Yes, but not because he or she is not making money, or because a better, more lucrative case just walked into his or her door, or because the matter is taking longer than anticipated. If your case is in active litigation, the lawyer can’t just hightail it out without the judge’s authorization.
Some of the most common reasons the lawyer will drop a case include:
- conflict of interest
- nonpayment of legal services already rendered
- client-lawyer communication: the client does not keep his or her end of the bargain.