I Think My Case Was Lost Because Of My Attorney - What Do I Do?
Organize, summarize, and realize.
OrganizeTake stock of the records in your possession. Some are hard copy and some are digital, including text, email and recording. For what you have digitally, either print all of it, including all attachments, and place it with your existing hard copies or save it all in its native form, without comments from you, on a thumb drive and set the thumb drive with your hard copies. Everything in one place and ready to go.
SummarizeTake time to put down in your own words what you think happened and what you think it cost you. If you are most comfortable doing this by writing it out by hand, then do it that way. A key here is to summarize, not write novel. Concisely describe the facts about what occurred that harmed you and what you think you lost as a result of being damaged by the attorney's failures. For example, my attorney missed a deadline and then the Judge dismissed my case because of that and I can no longer recover any damages; or, my attorney drafted our mineral rights in our land sale and it turns out what we get from the oil well now on the land is nothing like what we were advised when we signed off on the deal, so we are getting $10,000 annually instead of $200,000 annually.
RealizeTake stock of what you have organized and summarized and realize you need to act promptly to go back down the road of finding an attorney, again, if you believe you have been wronged and damaged because of something your attorney did or failed to do. As you search for that new attorney, you will be prepared to provide your potential new counsel with a summary and your records for consideration.