I hired Mr. Adair's firm to help me discharge a fraudulent mechanic's lien and defend against a contractor's claim of lost profits. The judge ordered the lost profits claim to mediation, and advised the firm to file a motion for partial summary judgment to discharge the lien (which statutorily awards attorney's fees). But Mr. Adair insisted that I pay his firm's fees up front, which I was unable to do, and so he abruptly withdrew from the case, abandoning me in the middle of the proceedings.