What should I do if attorney tries to extort more fees just before trial and threatens to loose if you don't pay him more money?
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I think, if what you say is true, that (a) you should find a new attorney (b) you should file a complaint with the disciplinary board in California.
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You may ask the attorney to put that creative arrangement in writing. If they do, have another attorney review it. If your attorney refuses to put it in writing, you should seek another attorney immediately and perhaps report this attorney to the State Bar of California. This is the nuclear option and will only waste your time if it is not based on hard fact, so you want to make sure you did not misunderstand your attorney before taking such action.
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