It would appear that you have taken a step to resolving your own question. I would suggest that you contact the PA bar and file a complaint. If the bar finds misconduction, the lawyer will be sanctioned. This could amount to several things: suspension, public reprimand, loss of license or other sanctions that can be imposed by the PA bar. As to your money, this may be a remedy for receiving your funds, however, you did have an attorney present to defend you, you did not state why your original lawyer called you - I have to assume that he told you he could not be present for your trial and retained someone for you. If you were given the information for the new lawyer then I have to wonder did you call him/her prior to your trial.