Subsequent Counsel Rule

Malpractice Claim of Plaintiff Who Fired Her Attorneys And Proceeded Pro Se Dismissed Because She Had A Viable Claim When She Fired Her Attorneys

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In this unpublished opinion, the Fifth District of the Appellate Court affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim. The plaintiff had consented to the defendant lawyer’s withdrawal and waived her right to hire a new attorney. According to the appellate court, at that time, the plaintiff had a viable divorce claim and had not yet entered into the alleged unconscionable marital settlement agreement.

Bobbi Jo Fults, n/k/a Bobbi Jo Baron v. Edward J. Blake Jr., Megan M. Gilbreth, and Blake Behme Law Group, P.C., 2020 IL App (5th) 190413-U, September 1, 2020

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