Since you paid him to do the work and he didn't do it, you're entitled to a refund. He may be allowed to keep some of the money for the work he did do, but he wouldn't get the full amount of he missed the hearing. The first step is often a demand letter to see if you can come to an agreement about what he owes you. That's not required, but it can help.
For $2,000, you're within the Small Claims Court limit. Most Small Claims cases in Florida are resolved with a mediator, not in front of a judge. Your local court will have forms you can fill out to start a case, and you're allowed to ask for the lawyer to reimburse your filing fees as part of your damages. Here is more information on the process.
If you lost the case because your lawyer didn't show up and you couldn't get a continuance, you may also have a claim for malpractice. Malpractice damages are the money you lost because your lawyer failed to meet the standard of care he owed you as a client. That could include the cost of hiring another lawyer to fix the problem, if it's fixable, or other damages.
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