Asked in Immigration Law and Legal Malpractice for New Jersey

Q: Which state’s statute of limitations should be considered?

Since my immigration attorneys’ office is in state A, I live in state B, and they filed paperwork with the Texas USCIS office, I would like to know which state’s statute of limitations should be considered in case I sued them for legal malpractice.

Many thanks for your help and support

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Libertyville, IL

A: It may depend upon any written agreement that you had with your attorney. You 'may' have agreed to file a lawsuit exclusively in his State. It may potentially depend upon the law in your state or the state where the attorney is considered to be doing business, which may also include Texas.

For each of these questions, you may need the answer of an attorney licensed in each of the states that may have possible control of the case. There may be more than one place to file. There may be only one. It is unclear whether I practice in one of the three States. Good luck.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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