When you agree to hire a lawyer and that lawyer agrees to represent you, a two-way relationship begins in which you both have the same goal: to achieve a satisfactory resolution of your legal matter.
You have the right to expect competent representation from your lawyer. However, every case has at least two sides. You cannot always blame your lawyer if the case does not turn out the way you thought it would. If you are unhappy with your lawyer, it is important to determine the reasons. If you believe you have a genuine complaint about your legal representation, there are several things you can do. The following questions and answers should provide you some guidance on these issues.