Yes, you can enforce a judgment yourself, but you would be advised to consult with a collection attorney. Generally, you will need to file an abstract of judgment and writ of execution with the Court. You will then be able to enforce the judgment through various methods, including a bank levy, a lien on real property, or wage garnishment. Noticing a judgment debtor examination may also be a helpful step for you to gain more information to enforce your judgment. Good luck.
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Your signed written agreement with him will govern. Don't let him bully you into orally modifying the agreement.
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While each state has its own relevant rules, your prior counsel's refusal to provide you with your case file likely violates state ethics rules or rules of professional conduct. The case file belongs to you. While the attorney may try to hold the file hostage in an effort to collect any unpaid fees, this is a dangerous step. You should not let him/her get away with it.