I hired a lawyer in March 2009 to handle the foreclosure lawsuit that was filed against me. We met and discussed my case, he charged me a flat fee of $1000 which I paid and have a receipt for, but the only thing he did was to write a letter at the end of March to the mortgage company. I have not heard from him since and every attempt to get in touch with him gets me nowhere. My foreclosure has since been dismissed and a short sale was done on the house....what are my options here? Can I get my money back or at least some of it??I just wanted to add that he did not do anything beyond send the letter to the lender. I actually worked out the short sale with my lender myself. He had no involvement with getting the case dismissed.