Can I change lawyers in the middle of a case?

If you’re in the middle of a lawsuit, you might wonder if you can change lawyers. There are a number of reasons that you might want a new lawyer even when the case is already underway. Generally, the answer is yes, you have the right to the lawyer of your choice. As long as your San Diego personal injury lawyer is a licensed California attorney, you’re welcome to choose a different lawyer, even if your case is already underway.

Typically, when you change lawyers, the lawyers submit paperwork to the court to let the court know about the change. You have to tell all the other parties in the lawsuit that you have a new San Diego personal injury lawyer. This is often as easy as submitting a paper to the court called a substitution of attorney.

When you’re thinking of changing lawyers, start working on securing a new lawyer right away. If the court suspects that you’re changing lawyers for an improper purpose, they might not allow you any kind of delay in the case. In cases where a party has frequent lawyer changes or in cases where a person wants to change attorneys right before the trial starts, the court might not allow the person to change the timeline in the case. Your trial might go on as scheduled even if your lawyer doesn’t have time to get up to speed on the case.

If you’re looking for a San Diego personal injury lawyer, the attorneys at Mova Law Group are ready to speak with you about your case. No matter where you’re at in your case, the team at Mova Law Group takes the time to get to know you and explore how to best help you achieve a great result. Mova Law Group aggressively represents the interests of clients in all levels of California courts. Call today for an evaluation of your case.

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