I hired a public adjuster to help with fire suffered april 2019. Besides rushing me through signing his contract he claims to have done a home inspection and prepared a scope. I supplied the insurance company scope on the day I signed contract and I know he never inspected my home. I refused to endorse checks to him and give him money we didnt agree upon.I agreed to 10% of the increase we were able to get when he agreed and told me verbally. I told him I had already been paid on original scope from State Farm. I was under impression he was to be paid from date of contract onward. He has done several dishonest things and is trying to manipulate documentation to his advantage. He is holding all of the checks from insurance company 2 with my name and his and unfortunately one For rcv payment with contractor and his Name and mine. He sent me a mutual release and it was releasing him of all responsibility and gave me no rights. I have proof of him lying and that he never inspected my home he simply used the insurance company's scope and copied it. I was willing to pay him 10% of the increase even after his cheating ways but he wants 10% of entire scope before he was hired. He has become increasingly difficult since I refused to sign. Contacting the contractor telling him I have no money, unending phone calls and threatening to take 10% of contents which he did absolutely nothing to help and attorneys fee if I dobt make a decision he basically said he was no longer working on my claim but continues to negatively impact the repair of my house he now holds over $64000 (half) of the settlement he wont release. His fee was $13000 at last I checked. I cannot pay this man that amount of money I never would agree to pay him money he didnt earn and could not pay him out of pocket and he knows this. How can I release him from my claim?