had the consultation over a month ago and have not heard a word from the guy since
So, you haven't hired him yet? Are you filing suit? Do you have a statute of limitations issue? I'd follow up with him at this point. Once the suit is filed, I wouldn't expect regular contact...especially if it's in state court where things progress very, very slowly. Like Just Me says, you should only expect updates when something significant occurs.
I, on the other hand, expect my attorneys to update me daily and return my phone calls/e-mails within 20 minutes.