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You have a right to dispute the charges and to claim that the lawyer did not do the work he claims, etc. But, your best option may be to file a bar complaint against the lawyer for failing to properly represent you in the case and seek assistance from the bar association to resolve this issue. Also, a bar complaint could make the lawyer back off.
It likely would not before court tomorrow.....unless you tell the lawyer that you're planning to file a bar complaint unless he works something out with you. Of course, in order to have a legitimate bar complaint, you'll need to tell the bar assn. that the lawyer neglected your case, didn't keep you informed, charged you for work he didn't do, etc.
Also, if a judgment is rendered against you, it could help you settle/resolve the judgment after the fact.
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Please let me know if you need anything further. Also, please take time to positively rate our conversation so I may receive credit for assisting. Thanks again!