Hello again, Mik, and thank you for clarifying your question for me.
The Nevada Supreme Court has held that a claim for legal malpractice does not typically accrue until the client suffers damages and such damages are certain.
See Semenza v. Nevada Medical Liability Insurance
Co., 104 Nev. 666, 765 P.2d 184 (1988) (finding legal malpractice action before ruling on appeal of underlying claim premature; cause of action does not accrue until damages are certain and not contingent on appeal).
Here is a link which discusses this issue:
So, it does not appear that you would be nearing the end of the statute of limitations
if your damages just recently became ascertainable. Nonetheless, it is usually better to pursue a cause of action promptly once damages are certain.
As for who to retain, I would look for a Las Vegas attorney who has handled complex legal malpractice cases and who is preferrably AV rated, which means he has been rated as providing superior performance by his peers.
Here is a link to a legal malpractice attorney I located for you in Las Vegas who appears to be AV rated. While I have no experience with this attorney, this rating does typically indicate that one would be well represented:
I hope this helps clarify the situation for you. Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need. If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Thank you!