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The freeze you are referring to is a freeze in the assessment and your attorney should have caught that or, at least, inquired as to whether there were any exemptions in place affecting the taxes.
You can file a malpractice claim to attempt to recover the difference. It is likely the attorney would try to settle with you rather than litigate a relatively small claim.
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Since the claim does not exceed $10,000, you can file in small claims court. Small claims court is designed to be "user friendly" so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.
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