I am an inmate in a state correctional institution. I hired a lawyer and he wanted a $50,000 retainer. I paid him half the retainer. I had two preliminary hearings and he did not show up. Because he didn't show up, I then fired him. I requested a refund of the fee. He refused, saying he had a nonrefundable fee clause. Does that protect him from keeping the funds?
Nonrefundable fee clauses do not give attorneys license to keep large sums of money for doing nothing
The Legal Intelligencer
October 9, 2012
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