When does a lawer have to withdraw? 1 Answers as of June 21, 2011Several ladies convinced us to loan money to someone to start a business and affirmed what the lady'S promise would come to pass. One was a law student who will take the bar exam this year. After most of our life savings went to the lady we found she is determined to never repay us. Her friend, the law student, would be a principal witness for us as to what was originally promised. When we finally got a lawyer to try to make the lady keep her word on repayment she suddenly acquired a lawyer that proceeded to "beat up" our nice less experienced lawyer and begin delaying things to the point we could not justify the high legal bills. The lawyer is a friend of the law student who recommended we give money to the first lady and knows this, should she have withdrawn?
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
Being "friends" with a witness, without more information than that, does not disqualify someone from representing a party in a lawsuit. And the delay tactics are typical in civil lawsuits (and costly.) If you are not happy with the aggressiveness of your lawyer, hire someone to take over the case. Some times one needs a pitt bull against a pitt bull, but other times it is better to have the docile dog in the fight. Just depends on the circumstances.
Answer Applies to: Texas