Based on your side of the story the attorney could have some questions to answer, but nobody can adequately respond to your situation without knowing more. It is possible that the attorney's actions subsequent to the court order may be a violation of the court order. It is also possible that this is an ethical issue, or legal malpractice arising out of negligence.
I agree that the judge did the right thing by forcing the attorney to defend you.
To properly advise you I would need more information.
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The judge did the correct thing.
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That is a very high legal bill. If you think that the attorney who took $122,000 did not provide good services, you may want to call the Mass BBO.
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