Sue my lawyer in small claims court for malpractice?

In my legal predicament behind the 8ball, I had to painfully borrow money again to hire another attorney to do what mine, now former attorney, never did in my case for DBB filed almost yr ago from the start and onward.

Small claims takes appx a month to go before a magistrate, and no need for an attorney. Yes, I do realize the burden of proof and reading thru the code of ethics which I will re-read thoroughly. It’s a chance to recover 6k that’s very very needed in the now.
Would in small claims for money owed, not be in principle, similar to have paid for services which were not rendered properly, by like a mechanic, laundry, house painter? Would an attorney be exempt from being heard?

You can ask your lawyer for a refund of your retainer. If your lawyer does not provide the refund and you believe you are entitled to the refund, you should utilize the North Carolina State Bar’s Fee Dispute Resolution Program.

Anna Ayscue

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