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where are the funds being held?
Is the lawyer holding the funds in his escrow account?
Normally when in dispute the funds would be held in escrow. That escrow can be you, the lawyer escrow, or a third party, or even the court. Once resolved, funds distributed. Mutual account is another option but not typically done since funds should be segregated and not used until issue is resolved by decision or settlement.
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You could sue to have it placed in such an account. Practically, keep in mind if he takes funds wrongly, he could lose his law license, and will need to account for it and there will be a record, so you may not want to push the issue and focus on winning the overall dispute over rights to the funds, then turn to collecting it from him.
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