Asked by user in Tennessee.
We have left countless messages with the secretary no returned calls.
Your husband’s lawyer has an ethical responsibility to respond to your husband in a timely manner. If the attorney was privately retained, your husband has the right to fire his attorney for lack of responsiveness and hire a new attorney. If your husband’s attorney is a public defender, your husband will need to request permission from the judge and provide evidence that his attorney hasn’t responded to him in a year.
What’s more, your husband can file an ethical complaint against his attorney. The Tennessee State Bar will investigate the complaint.