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
In this unpublished opinion, the Fifth District of the Appellate Court affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim.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.
(This is for informational purposes and is not legal advice.)