Posts Tagged ‘attorney-client relationship’

This week we lost one client and gained two. Ending the attorney-client relationship Our co-counsel and his client could not resolve their dispute about the fee agreement. Our co-counsel (lead counsel on the case) decided to withdraw, and my partner (who only just recently joined the case) decided to dissociate from the case before he did so, so that she would not then be left on the hook as the client’s only counsel on record. Otherwise, with only two months left until trial, the judge would likely insist she stay on the case. Two important lessons from this whole episode: When deciding whether to take a case, be as careful as possible about avoiding entering an attorney-client relationship with someone you might foresee personal conflict with. I’m not sure how exactly one can vet a prospective client in this regard, but it might be worth, at minimum, meeting with them […]