What can I do if my lawyer handled my case improperly?
You should always begin by getting a second opinion from counsel with proper credentials. In the case of bankruptcy, you should consider counsel who is board certified by the American Bankruptcy Institute ( go to www.abiworld.org to find a list of lawyers near you). If you are convinced your case was mismanaged, you should then make a formal demand to your lawyer to address the problems and attempt to fix them. If you are still not seeing a solution, or the problem appears beyond repair, you should consider pursuing a malpractice claim.