We recently changed law firms. I asked for all files from the former attorney created on our behalf to be returned to my organization.
The former attorneys said that many of the files were located off site in a storage facility.
Upon return of the files, I was presented with a bill for the cost of the attorney to review the files.
It is my belief that since we paid for the work, the files are ours and should be returned without charge. No extraordinary expenses were incurred by the former law firm.
I would appreciate your thoughts.