My son was stopped for a DUI back in January. He refused the breath
test. In a hurry, we hired an attorney that we found on the internet.
My son wasn't in Georgia permanently, but was at a military base
undergoing schooling. The attorney sent us basically a checklist, or
'buffet', of what services we wanted. We checked off 'Enlistment in
Case, Discovery, and Evidence gathering', and 'Representation at
The fee for the first one was $2500 and the fee for the second was
$1500. We sent him $1500 up front.
After 3.5 months, there has been no discovery or motions for discovery
filed, and every time we call, we were told that he was waiting on the
videos and police report. The state decided not to hold an
administrative hearing so that never happened.
Last week, we fired this attorney and have retained another. This first
attorney has written my son a letter telling him that he owes him $2500
more dollars and he intends to enforce this. He also told him that he
intends to charge him on an hourly basis for filing documents to
withdraw from the case.
My son has finished his training in Georgia and is now permanently back
in another state. Can this attorney sue my son in Georgia if my son
doesn't live there? Opinion - is my son liable to pay him for work that
was not done?