What can be done about a possible bankruptcy malpractice? 12 Answers as of September 12, 2013

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Law Office of Thomas C. Phipps | Thomas C Phipps
You should talk to an attorney who handles legal malpractice cases.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
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Law Office of Susan G. Taylor
Law Office of Susan G. Taylor | Susan G. Taylor
Consult a legal malpractice lawyer. Barring that, you can complain to your state bar.
Answer Applies to: Texas
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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
See a knowledgeable lawyer ASAP. The statute of limitations in California is only 1 year.
Answer Applies to: California
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Armstrong Kellett Bartholow P.C.
Armstrong Kellett Bartholow P.C. | Gary Armstrong
It would very much depend on the nature of the malpractice. You should consult a malpractice attorney for assistance. However, unless the amount at stake is fairly large, you may have trouble getting a malpractice attorney to accept the case.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/12/2013
Idaho Bankruptcy Law | Paul Ross
Contact your local bar and file a complaint. They can also give you contact information for attorneys who handle malpractice claims.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
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    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    Talk with a malpractice attorney and answer his/her questions completely & honestly.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
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    Charles Schneider, P.C.
    Charles Schneider, P.C. | Charles J. Schneider
    Find a malpractice attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
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    214bankruptcy.com
    214bankruptcy.com | Rustin Polk
    You don't reach the issue of what to do about it until you first figure out whether it actually was malpractice or not. If it was actual malpractice, then you can force the attorney to reimburse you for the amount that the mistake cost you.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson
    Law Office of Lynnmarie A. Johnson | Lynnmarie Johnson
    After you have talked to your attorney, if you don't get anywhere with that, you can call the State Bar of Michigan and lodge a complaint with the grievance department and they will look into it.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    Stuart P Gelberg
    Stuart P Gelberg | Stuart P Gelberg
    Consult with an atty that specializes in malpractice. The cause of action MAY belong to the bkry trustee.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
    The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
    You would have to discuss with another attorney who is willing to file suit against another attorney.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/12/2013
    The Law Offices of Deborah Ann Stencel | Deborah A. Stencel
    In general, if your lawyer makes a mistake, you can make a claim against his malpractice insurance, file a bar complaint, and/or sue the attorney. I'm not sure where you are in the process or what has been done, but it might be advisable to sit down with the attorney and ask him directly what he intends to do to fix the mistake.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 9/12/2013
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