Lawyers practicing law in California are required to meet ethical requirements. It will be up to you to follow the rules and guidelines for ethical standards.
The State Bar of California (California Bar) “How to find the right lawyer?" It provides guidance on how to clarify your contract. It also lists your rights and obligations when hiring a lawyer.
Complaints against lawyers of the State of California. If you have your ethics, you can’t make it out.
Complaint to a lawyer (Attorney complaint form)
You can also call the State Hotline at 800-843-9053 (California) or 213-765-1200 (outside California). There is no charge for filing a complaint, US citizenship is also not a requirement. Be sure to attach your claim.