How Do You Fire a Lawyer?
Seriously, firing your lawyer is a big decision, and it requires some vigilance. As soon as you've made the firing decision, tell your lawyer to stop communications with all parties connected to your legal business.
Write down the reasons for the firing in a closing letter. Never exaggerate, don't use foul language and be as honest as possible. The letter should include as many dates, specific events and conversations as you can remember. Cover these important issues in your closing letter:
Fee and cost balances. If you dispute the balances, say so. If your lawyer agreed to reduce or waive any fees, detail them in the letter.