What is the name of your state? OHIO
I was awarded a $3,000.00 settlement + $1,000.00 in attorney fees from the apposing party in my case. My attorney is refusing to release my check(s), that were written from my apposing party's personal checking account, written out to me, in leu of my bill. I do not currently has a complete bill, my attorney has not yet in 3 years provided me with a bill that reflects the retainer fees of $1,650.00 showing it has been applied toward my account. My attorney wanted me to "sign the back of the check" so "it can be deposited into his client account". I refused to sign the back of the check(s), I have not seen the $1,000.00 check that is to be applied toward my attorney fees yet.....I don't know who it was written out to....and I cannot get a straight answer out of him. A complete bill was to be compiled over this past weekend and sent to me. I called my attorney's office to ask if the bill was complete, and have not heard anything back yet......Is my attorney allowed to withhold these checks from me Thanks for any help you can provide.