What if I want to dispute my lawyer’s use of my funds or the bill?
Your attorney is required to provide you documentation of your accounts with his or her office upon request. Lawyers have a fiduciary duty to act in their clients’ best interest when handling their property. If you have difficulty obtaining expense reports or other accounts with your attorney, you should contact the State Bar.
A dispute with an attorney over the amount of your legal fees does not fall under the umbrella of legal malpractice.