Can an attorney charge me for fees after he terminated our agreement?

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Can an attorney charge me for fees after he terminated our agreement?

The attorney terminated our agreement and continues to charge me fees incurred by another party. I did not give consent nor was asked for consent.Is this legal? The attorney also sent a bill which included

Asked on August 6, 2019 under Estate Planning, Maryland

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fees should have ended when the attorney terminated the agreement with you.  You should not be charged fees incurred by another party. Being charged fees incurred by another party may be a mistake by the attorney's office.
If you are unable to obtain an accounting from the attorney, contact the Maryland State Bar. A call to the attorney from the State Bar should correct these issues.  If it does not, file a complaint against the attorney with the State Bar.  The State Bar may have a fee arbitration procedure.


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