I hired an architect in for a new construction project to redesign a house plan that came with a lot that I purchased. My verbal agreement with him was to only go forward with his services as long as the cost was at or below my set budget. He referred me to a builder that he works with and based on discussions of the proposed new building the builder claimed that he could easily build within my budget. Well, 2 years later after waiting for the CCC and paying him $9k in fees he provided nothing but a 3-D rendering of the new home he claimed the existing builder skipped town and referred me to two other builders he works with and those builders claimed the cost would be 2X my estimated budget. I'm 100% sure I should sue this architect misleading me just to earn the $9k fee. Any advice?