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So you consulted with him and then decided to hire him and pay his retainer? Is that correct?Is he now deducting those hours from your retainer?
If there was no agreement verbal or written for the consultation before you hired him - then no. There is no legal obligation. Though he will bring a lawsuit against you, I suggest you would win.
However, I suggest you may want to file a Complaint and a fee dispute with the Michigan Bar Association for his missing the court dates/motions and also the extra fees.Here is the link to do that.