As an experienced lawyer with over 15 years in the industry, I have encountered many clients who are unhappy with the services provided by their lawyers. It's a frustrating situation, especially if you don't know what to do about it. But rest assured, there are steps you can take to address your concerns and find a resolution. The first step is to communicate your dissatisfaction with your lawyer. This can be done through an online complaint form or by calling the State Bar Association.
They can guide you through the complaint process and provide you with resources to help resolve the issue. If you have reached the point where you simply cannot work with your lawyer anymore, it is within your rights to fire them. You should also consider seeking a second opinion from another lawyer who can evaluate the actions of your first lawyer and advise you on how to proceed. In some cases, you may want to take legal action against your lawyer for malpractice. This can include filing a complaint with your state's law enforcement agency or suing them for damages. However, it's important to consult with another lawyer before taking this step. It's important to note that firing your lawyer does not mean you are off the hook for any fees or bills they have already incurred.