If the facts really are as your post states, you should contact the California State Bar Association immediately to report your concerns. The phone number to file a complaint about an attorney is 1-800-843-9053. Also, consider consulting with a malpractice attorney. Try clicking "Find a Lawyer" above. Good luck and Happy Holidays!
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In many cases, a good defense is a good offense. However, if the statue of limitations runs on your malpractice claim, you will only be able to use those facts defensively.
The mere fact you lost *your son’s* case does not amount to malpractice. Frankly, your allegations of being overcharged, padding, dishonesty, and over staffing ring hollow after the fact.
If you do not have the funds to retain counsel or to settle the matter it appears your only option is to wait until suit is filed. You may wish to consider bankruptcy as an option either now or after suit is filed. Good luck.
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A judgment is good for 10 years and can be renewed, so the party who obtains a judgment may in fact eventually be able to collect even f you presently have no assets. You can file for mandatory fee arbitration with the State Bar rather than wait to be sued for the fees.
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