Can I have 2 attorneys from separate firms represent my child in 1 case?

A child was hit by a truck, both her parents want a separate lawyer for the same case to represent the child. Are they allowed to do this? From different law firms.

Asked on July 1, 2012 under Accident Law, Utah

Answers:

Leigh Anne Timiney / Timiney Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Sometimes attorneys act as "co-counsel" on one case.  This is a situation where two attorneys work together handling one case.  Under this type of agreement, the attorneys agree to split the fee, so the client is paying one legal fee and getting two attorneys.  You can not have two separate attorneys representing one client with respect to the same matter unless the attorney's are working together as I described above.  


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