No, it is not proper for your attorney to voluntarily dismiss
your case without discussing it with you first. It is your case, and a voluntary dismissal is not something to be undertaken without consultation with the client. You should believe the court file, as that is the official record of what transpired in the case. A voluntary dismissal without prejudice
is not appealed. To reinstate the case, since it was dismissed without prejudice (meaning that you may pursue it in the future), you would re-file and set it for hearing.
You may want to discuss the matter with another attorney locally and consider hiring new counsel, since your confidence and trust in your attorney has clearly disappeared, for valid reasons.
Too, whenever a client feels that his or her attorney has done something improper, the client may file a complaint with the North Carolina State Bar. The process for filing a complaint is explained here: http://www.ncbar.com/public/filing.asp
Good luck to you!
Attorney at Law
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