I had hired an attorney without a retainer agreement. The attorney had an hourly rate in which he charges.
He was to provide us with advice on how to proceed with an legal issue. He kept sending emails stating the case was more serious than it was and kept trying to waste time so that the case would go to litagation in which he would then want a retainer and charge more money.
When we saw what he was trying to do, we dismissed him from the case. Now he sent us an invoice with an excessive amount which is very questionable. His invoice is not even itemized.
What kind of recourse do we have?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
State is DC/MD