Yes. (but I am not a lawyer)
Happens all the time.
But people would rather lose $30,000 than talk to a lawyer for $500.
But you better hurry, there are time limits for things like this. One of those is 2 years, so you better hurry.
Also only talk to a lawyer that has done a few of these. Sure, Uncle Joey might be a lawyer, but if you don't knwo the ins and outs, you will be reinventing the wheel and missing all the best ways to handle this.