||In July of 1996 Respondent was retained to represent a citizen's group regarding a proposed real estate development. He was paid a retainer of $5,500. In February of 1997, Respondent delivered to the group's chairperson drafts of civil complaints. He told the chairperson that he intended to amend the complaints and then file them. From February 1997 through August 1997, Respondent made repeated representations that he would file the complaints, but never did so. In August 1997, the citizen's group asked that Respondent refund the $5,500 retainer. He did not respond, or refund the unearned portion until September 21, 2000.