After I spent $122,000 on legal fees, I ran out of money. I maxed out my credit cards and loans. I had to inform my financial situation to my attorney and he insisted to withdraw from the case when the trial date was less than twenty days way. I told the Judge that I did not object to my attorney's withdraw because I could no longer afford him. The Judge heard the both sides story and denied my attorney's request to withdraw and ordered him to defend me. That point on, he did not put any effort on my case and forced me settled the case. Now, my attorney keeps sending me demanding letters of payment.
1. Are his actions is legally justified?
2. Can I request a clearification from the Judge who ordered him to defend me?