In most jurisdicitons, an attorney had a duty to zealously and diligently represent the client. The failure to do so can, at a minimum, constitute a breach of that duty. Additionally, if it can be shown that the attorney clearly gave erroneous advice under the law, and failed to properly protect the client's financial insterests, there arguably is a ground to claim malpractice if you can prove what monetary damages you actually suffered due to the erroneous advice. To start with, if you have had these feelings about your attorney for a long time, you should have changed lawyers and should still do so. You should also contact the Court and find out if they have a "fee dispute resolution program", if you think you were overcharged or otherwise wrongly billed. good luck.