I recently discovered I have a legal malpractice case. Unfortunately my counsel never told me about the settlement agreement on my case and never paid me either. I am just finding this out. I tried to make contact with counsel but he is continuously avoiding me. Now I am left a victim. After exhausting every measure to work this out with counsel I had to file a complaint against him with the state bar and now I need an attorney to sue in Civil court. The statue of limitations is arriving rapidly and I need to know is there anything I can do to extend that time to be able to seek out new counsel for this?
Unfortunately if you miss the SOL you will be "SOL" no pun intended. Get to a lawyer rightaway so you're rights are protected. Call my office of you'd like 323-782-0099.
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The SOL is the SOL. But most firms get off a complaint within a day or two. If you have questions call me at 626 793-9124, we handle legal malpractice cases.
You can also request the target defendant execute a "tolling " agreement which would be a written agreement to toll or extend the applicable Statute of Limitations. Such a agreement is not uncommon in malpractice cases. If your attorney stole your money you may have claims for conversion, fraud, etc which may be controlled by different and/or longer Statutes of Limitations. Talk with another attorney asap! Good Luck to you.
There are various tolling provisions which affect the statute of limitations on a legal malpractice claim. As suggested by other counsel, other causes of action may have longer periods. Your option is to consult and retain counsel now if you have a viable legal malpractice case. Trying to do anything "on our own" at this time is likely to be ineffective. Good luck.
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Do not wait, as I do not think there is any way to stop the Statute of Limitations. I am happy to discuss the facts of your case.