Personal Injury Law
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It sounds like to me that you want to file a legal malpractice claim. You should first contact the Bar Association in your state and report the attorney for his conduct. If you do want to file a civil case for legal malpractice, will need to prove that the attorney breached his duty and did not perform his obligations as to what an average attorney in his field would perform. You would need to ascertain the damages which might relate to what an average attorney could have done in this case. There would be no damages if your boyfriend would have been convicted no matter what. You will need to have this attorney withdraw from the case if he no longer wants to represent your boyfriend. In that case you would need to find a new attorney. This new attorney might even be able to help you with your legal malpractice case by trying to find out what the previous attorney did with the case.
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