Is my attorney required to advise me of any settlement offer made in my case?
If so, who has the authority to settle my case?
Yes, an attorney is required to promptly communicate the amount, terms, and conditions of any written offer of settlement to his or her client.
Unless otherwise agreed, the client is the only person with the authority to accept or reject a settlement offer. When communicating a settlement offer, an experienced attorney should give the client realistic advantages and disadvantages of accepting the offer so that the client can make an informed decision. The ultimate decision to settle lies exclusively with the client.