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I gave an attorney $2,000 retention 6 weeks ago. I wanted him to send a letter of intent. Time is important. Today is the first day he has talked to me besides my emails going nowhere. I had previously filed by myself in General Sessions and a friend said it should have been in Chancery. He wanted to see the papers, but he doesnt have a fax.He said email it, but Kinkos will not send this type, so I mailed it. He said he will send a letter to the court to dismiss it and wait before he will send the letter of intent. I told him I would just go tomorrow and dismiss it myself like the GS said and he can send the letter sooner. He told me YOU WILL LISTEN TO ME AND DO AS I SAY. I told him this is taking too long and I need this letter sent last month. Again he said LISTEN/DO AS I SAY for the 3rd time. Why did he have to see the letter I filed that was standard print ( all I added to document was Internet fraud ) and why does he have to dismiss it before he will send a letter of intent and can he raise his voice at me and talk to me as if I'm a child?

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He's working for you, that's what that $2000 retainer was for you basically hired him to represent you. He has no right speaking to a client that way. I'd fire him and demand a refund or report him to bar assoc. I'm dealing with lawyer too, from time i paid her at initial consult I didn't hear from her again until day before prelim. hearing and all that was was a vcm to remind me of hearing. Buncha crooks

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An attorney is supposed to talk to you in a polite and respectful manner. He is not allowed to raise his voice at you or order you around. However, sometimes such situations occur when the client and attorney are not in agreement. Make sure that you understand each other or get one who can work with you without disagreements.

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Sounds like you need to get your money back. Good luck on that one. This is why everything MUST be in writing, even the conditions of your lawyer/client expectations. There's always the Bar Association. Don't allow him to talk to you that way. Remember- he's supposed to be working for YOU.

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Sounds like you need a different lawyer. You two don't click. Don't plan on getting any of your money back though. Also report him to your states legal board. Each state has one over looking all different types of professionals. Good luck

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