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.
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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