What if I picked the wrong attorney, it’s too late to change, right?
It is never too late to get a second opinion and, unless you are weeks away from your final trial, it is usually not too late to change attorneys. If you are uncomfortable with your attorney, it is a good idea to consult with someone else. More often than not, you discover that your attorney actually is representing you well but if you discover otherwise, it is rarely too late to change. Even if there is not time to change attorneys, you are still in charge of your case and can direct your attorney how to proceed differently. It is against the rules of Professional Conduct for an attorney to fail to follow a client’s directives.
Competent attorneys are not surprised when clients want to better understand positions, and we do not take offense when clients disagree with us. If the disagreement is a fundamental one, a competent attorney will help you find an attorney that better suits your needs. It is always a very bad sign when an attorney starts taking a client’s input as a personal attack. We are there for you; not the other way around.
We strongly advise you not hire the first attorney you talk to. Get more than one consult so you can be sure to hire the person that is the best fit for you.