My question involves malpractice by a lawyer in the state of: MA
In Sept of 2005 i retained an attorney to file a lawsuit against the Trustees of my late Fathers estate. They deeded a house to my stepmother that was supposed to be mine.
i provided this attorney with supporting documentation and paid him a large retainer. These documents were generated in May of 2003. In Dec of 2006 he filed the lawsuit.
After 4 years and many hearings, depositions and 2 summary judgment motions, all at my expense, the case was dismissed on Statute of Limitations!
If my attorney had filed the case at any time before May of 2006, this would NOT have been an issue.
Can i sue him for malpractice for not filing in a timely manner and causing me to lose my case before it was even heard?