I am considering to sue an atty, Mr, T. for negligence. I am asking for $ 7,500 of the total amount I gave him...$15,000.00 I practiced pain management and was placed in a clinic in Ga. It turned out to be a pill mill. even though I called the DEA and left early, I was indicted with 38 felony accounts I was indicted on 8/30/2012. I hired Mr. T at that time. I terminated his services in 1/2013. I terminated him for the following reasons 1) He did not return my phone calls. 2)The PA gave him 20 CDs which contained the evidence they used to indict me. Mr. T printed out what he felt was relevant, but would not allow me to review the 20 CDs. There was much information on the CDs which was relevant to my case. In fact, my new atty was able to have all felonies dropped and I was charged with 1 misdemeanor only. There was a spreadsheet which showed all the patients I have seen as well as the medications I prescribed. I proved to the DEA that over 90% of the prescriptions were forged and thus all felony charges were dropped. 3) Mr. T wrote my malpractice agent a note saying that I was innocent. However, when he heard about this lawsuit, he wrote that my conduct was egregious and I should accept the reprehensible acts I have committed. 4)The judge would not allow my DEA license to be suspended. However, the DEA called all the pharmacies and told them about my indictment. The pharmacists refused to fill my prescriptions and I lost my job. Mr. T was SUPPOSED to arrange a meeting with a judge to stop the DEA's activity. By the way I pled guilty to a misdemeanor in 4/2014. I can not practice medicine for 5 years. I have no jail time, no financial penalty. question1 Do you feel this is negligent behavior? Why? Question 2: What should I subpoena of Mr. T's records? Question 3: Is there a buddy system where it is unlikely that a judge will go against an atty. Question 4 : When I discussed Mr. T changing his mind from not guilty to my committing egregious acts with the only change being my sueing him. Please comment
5) I can not find a lawyer to represent me in small claims court. He does not have to come to court, but I want his advise in presenting his case. 6) How much money should I ask for? Thank you Bruce
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