Much of what you discuss is not unlawful, but just very bad form. However there are some issues you raise that suggest the possibility of a breach of the Rules of Professional Conduct. An attorney cannot disengage from a representation at a time that would cause undue prejudice to the client. Furthermore, upon disengagement, the attorney is required to return to the client all of the client's file if requested by the attorney, whether or not money is owed to the attorney.
You have the right to report this attorney to the California State Bar. Please check out the following web page in that regard: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/LawyerRegulation.aspx
Good luck to you.
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An attorney can withdraw from representation at any time under certain circumstances. Such as, break down in the attorney client relationship, failure to cooperate, not paying fees, and the client's engaging in conduct that might be illegal, unethical or adverse to the case. There are other reasons for withdrawing as well.
An attorney should never withdraw, and often will not be allowed to withdraw, when there is an important hearing or deadline approaching or if doing so will harm the client.