I paid Dan a $15,000 cashier's check my first meeting where he took the case. I explained it well, it looked complicated. He then got another $10,000 in a month, so $25,000 altogether in less than 3 months. He blew most of it on a stupid letter writing campaign, on dumb issues with the opposing attorney, then put forth an ex parte motion to withdraw on the eve of an important hearing. He wanted a ton more money to continue, yet he had wasted and overbilled the huge amount of money prepaid to him. When I opposed Dan's motion to withdraw, he told the judge fabrications of why he couldn't represent me, of course he left out it was really all about the money. We had gotten along just fine until he wanted more money. He inflated bills, didn't produce results in court (who cares about stupid letters that don't mean anything legally that Dan spent his billing time on), and dumped me because he didn't like the opposing counsel. He promised not to dump me and then did in a heartbeat when it became difficult for me to get him $15,000 on a monthly basis. Come to find out I hear of two others he did the same thing to. Dan promised he'd get fees from the other side, then told me my judge was cheap on awarding fees, so he wanted out. Besides all this there is much more, he lied to the judge in our hearing about many aspects of representing me in order for him to prevail to get out of this case. If I had my $15,000 back I would gladly run to a new attorney, but my investment in Dan was expensive, and the next will likely be as well. I can't afford to pay tens of thousands to each new attorney and then they want out when I can't keep that pace of fees, a pace they create.