Title 15, Chapter 19, Section 11
Unless otherwise stipulated, one-half of the fee in any case is a
retainer and is due at any time unless the attorney, without
sufficient cause, abandons the case before rendering service to that
value. In cases where he has rendered such service but cannot
render the balance of service due to the act of his client,
providential cause, election to office, or removal out of the state,
he is entitled to retain such amount or a due proportion thereof if
collected, or if not collected, to bring an action to collect it.
Where no special contract is made, the attorney may recover for the
services actually rendered.