What is the best way to handle a lawyer that has taken your retainer and cannot be found?
Contact the Florida Bar and fill out their formal complaint form. Go to www.flabar.org for more information. Lawyers who close up shop without notifying their clients usually end up getting suspended or disbarred.
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