Pick the Right Attorney the First TimeJuly 15, 2020
Switching attorneys mid-case can be a tough decision to make.
In some instances, you may feel your personality does not mesh with your chosen attorney. Perhaps you butt heads over a key sticking point in your case, or you simply don’t gel in terms of communication style. While it’s true that being best buds isn’t a necessity when it comes to your legal representation, ensuring that you feel comfortable with your representation certainly is.
Other times, you may simply feel like your attorney isn’t performing up to your standards.
Whatever the case may be, we’d like to emphasize the importance of making the proper hiring choice of an attorney the first time around! Switching to a new attorney while in the middle of your case can put your case at a severe disadvantage.
Put yourself in this new attorney’s shoes for a brief moment. They now have a drastically reduced runway to deliver positive results for their client. In some cases, attorneys are forced to represent their new clients in court using casework that they did not produce to begin with.
Obviously, this is a less than ideal situation for all parties involved, which is why it’s so important for all parties to gel on the front end of a case. Ensuring that the pairing between client and counsel is sound is the first, and most essential, step to take towards resolving your legal matter successfully.
If you’re considering a change in representation, always be sure you take the stage of the process that your case is currently in into consideration first. Then, reach out to a second attorney to see what they’d suggest.
Taking over a client’s case in the middle of the process is no small feat. We’ve done it before at Jones & Ueligger Law, and while we’d rather you contact us from the get go, we’d be more than happy to assess your situation if you feel like you need to make a change.