In late July of this year, I hired an attorney to represent me in a contractual dispute against a client who refused to pay me as per our fully executed written contract. The sum in dispute is $26,850 which was held in escrow and later placed in an interest bearing trust account in my name at my attorney's office. The client initially only offered $15,000 and then increased it to $17,000 in September. We are now in November and I have instructed my attorney to accept $25,000. However, she does not return my weekly calls or emails in which I ask for an update as far as whether my client's attorney has provided a response. I have brought this lack of communication to her attention three times but she continues to ignore me. What I do receive regularly however is her bill of $300 per hour and it is now up to $2,950 with no end in sight. What kind of attorney doesn't return their clients' calls. I thought attorney's owe a fiduciary duty of professionalism to their clients and have to pass the professional responsibility exam. What else can I do to ensure that she replies and does not continue to run up the bill so as to make in economically unfeasible for me to proceed with any potential lawsuit, rather I will need to cut my losses and settle the matter. What are my rights and what course of action should I take against her?