I lost my fee arbitration at the SD County Bar Association. Not only was I not granted my disability accommodation request which was deemed a reasonable request by, CA Disability Rights, but I was never given a chance to explain my side of the story. I was interrupted, argued with, and forced into a major anxiety attack as a result and had to leave. Anyhow, Due to my mental health, I am unable to fight this anymore and just want to pay the $79 that the arbitrator asked me to pay (on top of the $2K retainer that I paid. I only received $600 about worth of services. Anyhow, the attorney is sending me an invoice for over $700 now. Should she not have requested that amount at the fee arbitration? Today is my last day to file in Small Claims, but if I can avoid Small Claims by paying $79, I will just do that. I can't fight an attorney at her own game again. With no representation, there is no justice for the little guy. But, if she has a right to charge me whatever she wants, then I will go to small claims.
I encourage you to fire you a fee dispute with your State Bar Association if you find the attorney fees to be unreasonable.
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If you lost at the S.D. County bar level I don't know that you have any further options.
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