Answered on Feb 24th, 2017 at 7:48 AM
I am sorry to hear about your problems, but I glad that you found a firm to help you settle the matter.
On what little proof you have provided, I am not in a position to address whether there was malpractice. I'd have to review all of the related documents (their retainer agreement, their billing statements, their records and yours concerning communications, and their termination documents).
As to their lien, and their financial claims, you may have options to attempt to defeat that lien. Again, I need to review the retainer agreement, their billing statements and the like.
These are factual issues that we can discuss. If you are interested in pursuing the matter further, I off an initial 1/4 hour consultation without charge. If you want to set an appointment for the initial consultation, feel free to telephone, or email, my office.
David R. Hartwig