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I paid a lawyer 21000 to retain he said he would work on 2 cases..he did absolutely nothing time limitations expired billed me for 24000 i almost 100 percent positive i never signed a contract..it took him a month to make up false billing how do i get a copy of my contract immediately..to prevent him from falsifying that also

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I paid a lawyer 21000 to retain, he said he would work on 2 cases..he did absolutely nothing.,time limitations expired billed me for 24000 i am sure i never sighed a contract..it took him a month to falsify his bill.. i would like to get my copy and see original contract before he can forge something..i would like to sue him for legal malpractice

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you have copies of the medical records?

Hawaii and i do have a copy of everything

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I had filed myself .he was to go from there

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You can report the matter to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), which is the regulatory agency for attorneys in Hawaii. Usually, a phone call from the ODC to the lawyer will resolve a dispute, because the alternative could be a suspended or revoked license to practice law.

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