Can an attorney deny you service without a reason?

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

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

  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

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

  • L
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

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

  • Anonymous
    4 months 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."

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  • P
    Lv 7
    4 months 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. 

  • 4 months ago

    Of course nhe can

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 months 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. 

  • 4 months ago

    Sure can, just like any business can

  • Frank
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Of course one can.  

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

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

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