I have a wronful death case scheduled for trial. The defense is not entertaining a settlement. This is a contingency based case where all fees are contingent on a win or settlement. Mg attorney does not wish to go to trial and agreed to not seek reimbursment for fees ect if I agree to drop the case. He says I need to immediatly release him or else face financil burden. He also states if I wish to continue I have to deposit money to proceed. Can he do this?