You dont indicate when the case was concluded or when the attorney malpractice may have occurred but if all of that happened in 2001 it is unlikely you have any argument to pursue. I would suggest that you talk to an atty that handles this type of case (legal malpractice)
Barring some exceptional circumstances the statute of limitations is two years for this type of claim so it is unlikely that there is a claim at this point in time unless the case was only settled in the last two years.
What PROOF do you have that
you were mistreated? Maybe
that's all the attorney could
get because your wife's case
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