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I paid my lawyer $4000 in retainer fees. She used only $2300.

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I paid my lawyer $4000 in retainer fees. She used only $2300. Am I entitled to the unused money?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Irwin Law replied 1 year ago.
If you have a fee agreement for an hourly rate and the time spent did not equal the amount of the retainer, then you would be entitled to a refund. The fee was to be based upon a result, or the nature of the service to be rendered and not a specific billing criteria, then you might not. Hopefully you have an attorney-client contract written out and signed by the attorney which details how the charges are going to be assessed and how the retainer will be applied to them. I hope that this information is helpful.
Expert:  Irwin Law replied 1 year ago.
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