Should you seek a second opinion?

Litigation can be stressful to everyone; especially business owners who are relying upon a lawyer’s advice to safeguard their business in the midst of a lawsuit. In these instances, it is common for a client to question a lawyer’s strategy in preparing a case or bringing a particular motion. When this occurs, a client may want a separate set of eyes to review the case and to provide a second opinion about the best course of action.

If you are unsure about how your case is going, should you get a second opinion? This post will provide some perspective. 

Not all attorneys think alike – First and foremost, it is important to understand that attorneys may look at complicated issues very differently, and their litigation styles may lead to differing advice. On the one hand, an attorney strictly focused on winning may offer one strategy, while a pragmatic lawyer may suggest a conservative approach. Both may be valid, but it is ultimately up to the client to make a decision.

A second attorney may not have all the details – Also, an attorney new to the case may not have all the facts or understand the full context of what is going on in the case. Because of this, you may get vastly different advice from a second attorney that may look like your current attorney isn’t doing his or her job.

Ultimately, regardless of how you believe your attorney is performing, he or she has certain ethical obligations that must be met throughout the course of representation. If you believe that your lawyer has made errors that have compromised your case, you may be entitled to compensation. 

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