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Good morning. Why did the attorney withdraw? Did he do any work on the case? Was the $1500 an agreed upon refund?
Thank you for the reply. You can appeal, if you have a legal basis to do so. By that, I mean just because a party does not like the ruling of a Judge, does not allow or give them a legal basis to appeal. They need to show that the Judge made an error or mistake in the law and had that not happened, the outcome would have been different. In a situation like this, you could have filed a Bar complaint against the attorney as well, based upon their conduct and allowed the Bar to look into this and see if they were subject to discipline. When a person hires an attorney, there should be a retainer agreement, that lays out the terms of the payment. There is nothing wrong with a payment plan but it should state when payment is owed and due, as I have never heard of it being paid whenever you can. That is why they withdrew and if they did not get what was agreed to, there is nothing wrong with them withdrawing.
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If the case was mishandled, there could be grounds for a legal malpractice claim and if you sue, could prevail and be awarded damages. As far as harassment, if charges were filed, it would be a result of the State finding there was a basis to support them, based upon the evidence present. If he lied and you were damaged as a result of this and can prove it, you could recover as well. Please let me know if you have any follow up questions or need any clarification on something which I stated above. Also, remember to rate my service at the top of this page, before exiting the site, so I can receive credit for my help. I hope you found it to be 5 STARS! Only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. If you feel the need to click either of the two lower ratings to the left, please stop and reply to me. I want to make sure your experience with the site was as pleasurable as possible and that you are satisfied with the help I provided.