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he took all my money
Thank you for providing the clarity.
Based on the limited information, it sounds like your attorney may have been working on contingency allowing him to recover his fees and costs from your settlement. You have the right to ask the attorney for an invoice laying out his fees and costs so you can see where his time was spent and how much he should have been paid.
It may prompt the attorney to be more responsive if you tell him that you are considering asking the state bar for help. In the event that In the event that he is not getting back to you or you feel he is being unethical, you can tell the attorney that you may contact the state bar if he fails to respond to you. In the event that he still does not respond to you, you may consider reporting him to the state bar to see if they can get to the bottom of whether he inappropriately kept your money. In the event you can prove malpractice, you can sue him.
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