Below I have a few examples that fit this type of situation. I am also including how to handle it. If you require more information, go to americanbar.org.
I LOST AND I AM NOT HAPPY WITH HOW MY LAWYER HANDLED THINGS. WHAT DO I DO?
Talk to him. Find out why he did not do something specific. There might be a perfectly reasonable explanation behind it. It just be that you allowed the anger to cloud your good judgement, thereby keeping you from properly communicating with him. Talk to him.
I HAVE TALKED TO MY LAWYER. HE IS NOT ADDRESSING MY COMPLAINTS PROPERLY. I FEEL AS THOUGH HE IS BLOWING ME OFF AND GIVING ME LIP SERVICE. WHAT DO I DO?
First off, get all your files back. You have the right to ask for them back. Talk to another lawyer about the problem. Maybe he or she has a way of handling it. You might however be responsible for some extra fees attached to the services already rendered. Be prepared, this might just come up.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FEEL AS THOUGH MY LAWYER ACTED IN A VERY UNETHICAL MANNER?
This does happen sometimes. The best advice I can give you is to report him or her. Go online to the above site. Find out the proper protocol for this. Your lawyer might be in need of some discipline. This also might not be the first time it has happened. You might not be the only one. In a case like this you have no other choice than to go over his head.
Better yet, talk to someone in your state. Go to the government offices in your state and file a complaint. It has to go through the proper channels in order to be addressed. Don’t worry, it will be addressed though. This is not something that usually swept under the rug.