If you are having issues with your attorney and are thinking of changing, the new attorney will contact the current attorney. One of the main issues that they will address is what that attorney is owed for their services. This will depend on a few factors, including:

  • What stage is the case in
  • What are the number of hours the attorney has spent on the case
  • What are the state laws addressing this issue

The former attorney will be paid from the settlement or judgment amount received.