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The rules of professional conduct require a lawyer to maintain the confidentiality of client communications. Forwarding your email to an opposing party without your informed consent is a violation of those rules, and he could be sanctioned.
On top of that, if his negligent act results in additional legal fees to you, your lawyer will have to pay them. And if you get an unfavorable result in the case because he shared your private communications, you might have a suit for malpractice. Hopefully, it won't come to that, but if he can't fix things, be aware that it is an option.
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