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?
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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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