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I was under the impression that an attorney was required to

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I was under the impression that an attorney was required to release files regardless of payment.
We've paid over $125k and have a $10k dispute.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Thats correct here you have right to case files.It is a grievable offense to withhold client files.

If you will get me your state here I can get you a complaint form to get the state involved here and get you your files.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks!!!
New York. Nasau County

Here you go thanks for your patience

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