Matt Russell Jul. 9, 2014, 10:00am

A Chicago man is suing the law firm he hired to set up his mother's estate, accusing it of mishandling the matter.

Anthony Phillips filed suit June 25 in Cook County Circuit Court against Joanne B. Bruzgul and Bruzgul & Associates Ltd.

According to the complaint, Phillips hired Bruzgul and her firm to represent him in the appointment of his mother's estate in March 2012. During a hearing June 27, 2012, Phillips claims Bruzgul represented him regarding guardianship of his mother's estate, but failed to structure the order agreed on at the hearing in a way that benefited him.

Phillips accuses the defendants of legal malpractice and breach of contract. He is seeking damages is excess of $50,000 and is representing himself.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L006759.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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