Breakup Tips for the Broken Attorney-Client Relationship

Colin G. Andries

As any new practitioner knows, it can be hard to find paying work. So, early in my practice, when I received a referral for a relatively simple landlord-tenant matter (at a reduced rate), I was just happy for the work. Maybe a little too happy. I ignored what I now know to be two very big red flags—litigation with a previous attorney over fees and (very) unrealistic expectations.

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