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want to sue attorney for return of retainer, senior abuse, and fraud for bringing in his own contractor to perform work we did not ask him to oversee

1 Answers. Asked on Jun 08th, 2017 on Real Estate - California
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hired attorney to ensure tenant could not return to property after tenant has caused fire. This is a San Francisco property and we were going to make it a legal in law unit and planned to pull permits and hire a contractor ourselves. The attorney filed a 3 day notice to quit and spent our entire $7500 retainer on working on the permit and getting his own contractor to do the work. When we declined to sign the contract as we wanted to get our own bids he became extremely agitated and refused to return our retainer. He is now being investigated by the state bar. The owner of the home is a 90 year old woman.
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Answered on Jun 10th, 2017 at 9:42 AM

You can sue for up to $10,000.00 in small claims court. No attorneys allowed. The filing fee is less than $100.00, and the case will take a couple of months instead of 1-2 years. 

Good luck.

Dana Sack

 

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