Can you fire Your Social Security Disability Attorney? Part 2

Request a disciplinary hearing meeting with your Attorney to ask questions to see if it is worthwhile firing him or her. Or come to some type of agreement the way you want to be represented for your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income case.

Request a disciplinary hearing meeting with your Attorney to ask questions to see if it is worthwhile firing him or her. Or come to some type of agreement the way you want to be represented for your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income case.

So if you hire a new attorney, unfortunately, both attorneys can file a fee petition detailing the time they spent working on your case in order to get paid for their services.  If the Social Security Administration granted the fee petition then the court will not be bonded by the 25% of your back pay or $6,000.00 fee, unfortunately, you might end up paying more for attorney’s fees than staying with your original attorney.

Remember you must know if you make a decision to fire your attorney, you will be responsible for any out of pocket costs, such as preparing your case, copies of medical records, and tests results.  So read the fine print of your contract agreement about the results of firing your attorney.

What happens if I have a personality conflict with my attorney?

In many cases, you may feel you are unable to work with your disability attorney because of a personality conflict.  If you think you can work well with another disability attorney, if you lawyer has not done much work on your case, then you can ask your attorney if he or she can withdraw from the case without collecting on the fee agreement.  With the exception of expenses incurred for instance paying for medical records and etc.  Unfortunately, your attorney does not have to waive any fees under any situation, however, your attorney might if he or she has not done much work on your case.

If you are lucky and your attorney agrees to waive all fees then ask he or her to notify the Social Security Administration informing they are withdrawing from the case and waiving all the fees.  You should immediately notify the Social Security Administration that your current disability attorney will no longer represent you.

Will I be able to hire another disability Attorney?

It may be a problem of uncertainty that involved filing fee petition with the Social Security Administration, however, most disability attorneys will not represent you because of another attorney has already made his or her appurtenance allowance in this case unless the attorney agrees to waive their fees.

If you are still unhappy with your attorney what can I do?

If find yourself not satisfied with your present representation then you should talk with your lawyer and explain to him or her why you are dissatisfied the way your case is being handling.  Be sure to have an honest conversation with your attorney that way he or she will know your concerns to avoid risk, expense that included in hiring a new disability lawyer, and hassle.

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