Q: How many years do I have to sue for the remainder of my settlement money from my previous attorney. And malpractice.
If a attorney is holding on to your money and not giving a satisfactory explanation, you need to immediately go see another attorney.
The deadline for filing malpractice cases against lawyers is very complicated because it turns on when the time starts.
Once again, you need to see an attorney immediately so you don't miss the deadline.
This all assumes you have a valid case.
James G. Ahlberg agrees with this answer
Your question makes it sound as if the attorney received the settlement money quite a while ago but is withholding it from you. If this is the case and no dispute exists between you and the attorney as to how to allocate the money between you, contact the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission immediately. Their website is https://www.iardc.org/.
Ray Choudry's suggestion that you see another attorney as soon as possible is sound advice. The exact date on which it may be too late to file a malpractice case cannot be determined without considerably more detail than you provide. You should contact the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission even if you discover it is too late to sue the attorney for malpractice, however.
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