This was debt collection case. Most of our correspondence was thru email. The initial email sent asked about the collection process and fees. His response was tell him about the debtor and send a copy of the final judgment. The accounts of the debtor were searched 3 out of the next 5 months. I was paying the charges up front. Finally after the 5th mth we served Writ of Garnishment. We found that more than enough of the money was in joint accounts. Hes not married.The Lawyer advised my that the bank was going to release the joint accounts that were held as to not be responsible for freezing the joint accts of the other holder and to settle for less money. I did & when the $ was received he wanted 40% and no less.He says that he told me but forgot to have me sign a contract. The case that was won by me allowed for the prevailing party to recoup fees, although I had no idea about post judgment fees.Once I found out that contingency contracts SHALL be in writing and forwarded him a copy. I informed him that I thought that I was paying fees as they were being acquired because i was paying for the bank search's and that his fees would be added to and taken from the garnishments. Before he new that I found out about the contingency rule he said he worked in excess of 6 hrs on the case and charge $375/hr. I ask for accounting of billable hrs and work performed on the case and he sends me over 20hrs ( from initial consultation to responding to my disputing his fees). On his website it states initial consultation free of charge. Because he been so disingenuous I cant trust him to be honest. I have offered 25% of the collection minus the fees I paid upfront. He say no.