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I am afraid that your recourse here since the case has been dismissed is that you are going to have to pursue the attorney who failed you in this case for malpractice. The attorney's failure to respond in time or notify you that responses were due and caused your case to be dismissed would be liable to you for your losses. You are going to have to get a local legal malpractice attorney, which you can find through the same site used by other attorneys, http://www.martindale.com
The issues here are that you have evidence that the owner and not you were liable for this fire and all of your losses. The attorney, as you have noted failed to pursue the matter properly and then left causing you extreme and material harm and prejudice to your case, and in these types of malpractice cases most legal malpractice attorneys take these cases on a contingency fee basis and collect their fees either from a percentage of the award they obtain for you or in some cases the court can order the other party to pay your attorney's fees.
At this point, this is going to likely be your only chance or avenue for justice. The attorney will of course try to file a motion with the court to set aside the dismissal and reopen the case based upon the ineffective assistance of counsel and the malpractice, but chances are the court will not allow that and will leave you with having to pursue the attorney and their malpractice insurance carrier.
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