I went to consult with a real estate attorney about representing me to sell my home. He obligated me to give him a $500 deposit and took all my personal documents (original title, death certificate, surveys etc). He was going to send me a retainer agreement but when I finally got, it was not what we originally agreed upon. I didn't sign it and therefore I terminated his services in writing and asked for my personal documents back. I was shocked when he demanded another $1000 before he returned my documents. I don't feel that he did any work that warrants him to bill me for additional money on top of the original deposit.
I requested my documents in writing, by phone, I even went to his office and waited but he wouldn't release them to me.
Does he have the right to do so?