Second Opinion Lawyer

If I already have an attorney, am I allowed to talk to another attorney about my case?

The client and the attorney need to be able to work well together, and agree upon an overall strategy, and upon the direction the case is going to take. Mutual trust between the attorney and the client is not only critical but essential. The attorney should also explain to the client approximately what the total legal fees are going to be, or at least how the legal fees are going to be calculated. All telephone calls to your attorney should be returned within 24 hours or less.

However, if the attorney and the client are not working well together, or if the case seems to be taking an unusual direction, or if you are consistently not doing well in Court, or in negotiations with the other party’s attorney, then you probably should consider obtaining a second opinion from an experienced attorney.