I Had A Lawyer For My Social Security Disability Case But He Dropped Me. What Can I Do?

Aug 03, 2011 Comments Off on I Had A Lawyer For My Social Security Disability Case But He Dropped Me. What Can I Do? by

Question: I had a lawyer for my Social Security disability case but he dropped me. What can I do?

Answer: You had better start looking for another lawyer immediately. Maybe you have started this search which is why you’re reading this!

A new lawyer is going to be concerned about three things. First, what kind of case do you have? Being dropped by another lawyer could be a sign that your original lawyer thinks your case is weak. We may have a different opinion. It’s also possible that the first lawyer dropped you because you were uncooperative. That would worry a new lawyer. Second, will the first lawyer waive any attorney fee? I’m not going to get into the technicalities but if the first attorney does not waive a fee, it’s a lot more difficult for a new attorney to get a fee. Third, what will Social Security do even if the first attorney waives a fee? There have been cases where Social Security automatically cut the second lawyer’s fee in half even if the first lawyer waived his fee.

We certainly encourage you to stay with the attorney you hired for your Social Security disability case. However, if that attorney drops you, give us a call. We’ll look at your case. There are problems with these case but we do take them on.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.