Did you sign the contract of your own free will?
Did you insist that your attorney be present, and yet sign it anyway?
If you didn't know what was in the contract, why on earth did you sign it?
Do you see a theme here... none of these things are your attorney's fault. Personally, if you decide to sue, I think a Judge would throw this out of court quickly, taking just a few moments to laugh heartily, first.
If you are over 21, of sound mind, weren't threatened or coerced under false pretenses into signing, and weren't using the lawyer as a trustor...you signed your name and are now bound by the contract.
Official disclaimer...I am NOT a lawyer!
In florida, the looser of the suit pay's damages, even if it is you bringing suit. So you need to have a clear understanding of where responsibility lies.
Just remember, never sign anything you don't understand or your attorney hasn't reviewed or both.
Maybe your attorney can advise you on your next course of action, he maybe your friend and not your adversary.
As someone has already mentioned, you can sue anyone you want to, but this isn't sounding like much of a case. How on earth could your atty. control something that he had no knowledge of (it sounds like) and if you didn't know what was in it, why on earth did you sign?
That being said, instead of starting out thinking you should sue your attorney, why would you not be asking for his/her help in figuring out what (if anything) you can do now that you made a bad decision.
"We find that from this day forward, individuals will be responsible for their actions: They will suffer the consequences of what they do, and what they fail to do. They will not be able to blame someone else for something that they did."
I hope I live to see the day!
I just wonder if you were working with a Realtor on this transaction...............
Our profession strongly advocates to work with a Realtor whether buying or selling, there are too many pitfalls and you don't really save anything in the long run when you journey into contracts alone.
Unless someone forced you to sign I don't see or understand the argument it could be someones fault that was not there when you signed of your own free will. I am guessing you should have waited to sign until you knew what was in the contract. Do you have recourse now might be a better question to be asking your lawyer.
This is not legal advice - Just Common Sense