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Send him a letter stating you expect a full refund within 10 days and he is no longer representing you in this matter. You are concerned about statutes of limitations and he is no longer handling the case. (period) short and sweet. Then wait, if you don't get your check in 30 days file suit in circuit court, no more notice to him is needed in my state. This ends his representation of you so there will be no more promises or unanswered phone calls. He is done. What he will probably do is send you an itemized bill along with a check for the difference. Same day, call an attorney who has the time and hire him on a contingency basis. You are fighting unforgiving time lines here. The new attorney may contact the old one about obtaining records or the like. Doesn’t matter. Wrongful death is big, easy money for a lawyer. Especially one who takes a 15 grand retainer. I wouldn't back down on this. A short, simple, written statement from you ends your attorney client relationship and turns him into a debtor to you. Then the process is simple collections of money. If the new firm (personal injury firm) wants more than 30 percent, keep calling until you can negotiate it as low as you can. Which will depend on the strength of your case. If this guy tool 15 grand he expects the settlement to be worth at least 50 grand. Most insurance companies settle these claims in December so they can write them off. January and Feb are slower legal months except for some bankruptcies. Then in March they get busy again when people get their taxes back. Your question was easy to understand and I have seen others take this same course of action before successfully.
that would be cool, but I think they only play reruns now.. that's a great show though! my wife isn't even a Star Trek fan, but she enjoys watching TNG..