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Good Evening...question" what is the "statute of limitations" concerning an "attorney's errors and omissions , in disappearing before the final settlement of a legal case , without notifying client ..? Where do I go from here to reclaim legal fees of more than $60,000 ?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is the client in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Montana

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps has the client taken so far?

I have contacted another attorney, but his opinion..."I do not go after another local attorney"

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

It is complicated, over 2 years, so this is a as good a place to start

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"An action against an attorney licensed to practice law in Montana or a paralegal assistant or a legal intern employed by an attorney based upon the person's alleged professional negligent act or for error or omission in the person's practice must be commenced within 3 years after the plaintiff discovers or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered the act, error, or omission, whichever occurs last, but in no case may the action be commenced after 10 years from the date of the act, error, or omission." Section 27-2-206, MCA.

If you believe you have suffered a loss of $60,000 due to your attorney's professional negligence, then you can: (1) hire a legal malpractice attorney and sue for damages; and/or (2) file a complaint with the Montana Office of Disciplinary Counsel (click here).

Those are the only options.

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