You should do two things. First, if you hired the attorney and he failed to perform, then you need to file a complaint with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the ARDC. Also, you need to file a motion for an extension of time to file your response and in the motion you state the name of the attorney you hired, attach proof you hired him and the ARDC complaint filed for malpractice. If you end up losing this case you could also have a lawsuit against the attorney for malpractice if you can prove that had he answered this as he was bound to do that you had a high probability of winning your claim.
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