Thank you Mr. Driessen. Yes that is exactly what I feel and what I have been asked. I simply assumed it was for the whole of the representation and they did NOT bother to inform me it was only up and until a trial. I wished I had saved it for an attorney as yourself. :( GOD BLESS YOU ALL and thank you for your replies.
I hope the best for you in your trial. Understand that most attorneys are honest and good at what they do. However you should always do your homework in reviewing an attorney and understand what you are getting for the money you spend. Typically a fee agreement does not include trial or third party expenses like expert witnesses which you will most likely need in your case.