Do I have to pay a lawyer that I fired before I got a settlement?

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Do I have to pay a lawyer that I fired before I got a settlement?

Lawyer didn’t check all facts of my case and the end result was that he was fired. However, he has put a lein on my settlement.

Asked on November 4, 2010 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Usually the attorney will claim and is entitled to payment up to the date of dismissal.  There is probably  language regarding this in the retainer agreement.  If you still have a fee dispute with the attorney despite potential applicable language in the retainer agreement, you might want to contact the State Bar which has fee arbitration, which might resolve the issue.


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