Answered on Feb 06th, 2017 at 6:04 PM
Your attorney cannot simply "drop your case", if it is in litigation, without your consent- I believe what you're saying is that he dropped YOU as a client. That usually requires the consent of the court. What you've described could be legal malpractice if his actions or inaction ruined what would have otherwise been a great case. I am curious about the result of the grievance proceeding- if the lawyer has his license suspended or receives a serious sanction or censure, that is a strong indicator of malpractice. Conversely, if the grievance committee determines he did nothing wrong, you likely have no malpractice case. I'm also not sure how your lawyer could drop both of your cases if he settled one, as you indicate. Finally, it is a given that people who file grievances against their attorneys in the middle of their cases have already decided to retain a new lawyer. How could you expect a lawyer against whom you are filing grievances to continue to properly represent you, and why would you want him to?