It could be considered malpractice since the rules of professional conduct state that the attorney must communicate with the client. If his malpractice caused you to lose money, then you could sue him for those damages. You could file a complaint to the state bar
if you wish, but once you make the complaint he will withdraw from your representation. You can send him a letter telling him that the rules of professional conduct mandate communication with the client and his failure to communicate has led to unnecessary legal actions and has cost you additional money.
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