Can an attorney deny you service without a reason?

18 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Most of the time they deny it because they know u may not win the case.They study law so they know...

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Lawyers, like doctors, specialize. You do  not go to a divorce lawyer when you need a lawyer to handle an estate

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • L
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Absolutely!  They need no reason - they can just do this.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Assuming by "deny you service" you mean to refuse to represent you.  Yes, of course.   The exception if assigned (free) counsel.  They have different guidelines.

    Another exception is beginning representation and then no longer wanting to represent the person.  That requires a Judge's permission to "resign from representation."

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    An honest attorney will decline a case if he thinks he wouldn't be able to be successful at it.  A dishonest attorney will take your money and fail knowing they had little chance at succeeding.   He doesn't legally owe you a reason.  More than likely he feels whatever you are asking him to do wouldn't turn out very well and he didn't want to get into a discussion over it. 

    • ...Show all comments
    • Stephanie
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      No, not really, and I use it to honor the women who came before me who hit the gender wall in their chosen careers.  My mother was told she could never practice criminal law because "that was unsuitable for a female."  There was a gender wall in many professions.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 month ago

    Of course nhe can

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A Public Defender probably can't unless you're outright abusive. But a private attorney can of course choose his/her clients. In civil situations many cases aren't deemed lucrative for a lawyer to bother with. 

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 month ago

    Sure can, just like any business can

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 month ago

    Of course one can.  

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There'll always be a reason, though you may never know what it is.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.