In general, in Ohio, you have one (1) year from the date of occurrence to bring your legal malpractice claims. That period is tolled by the lawyer's continued legal employment on the same matter. If you do not discover the legal malpractice during the representation, then you have one (1) year from the date you and/or the reasonable person would or should have discovered the same. In addition, there are other tolling provisions as well as other considerations that may affect the determination of this date. As such, please keep in mind the determination of this date is an art, not a science, and if you believe you have valid claims to assert, you should retain an attorney immediately.
If you cannot afford to retain Richard G. Johnson, you might consult your local legal aid society, your local or state public defender, the ACLU, any other legal clinics within your area, or the local bar associations for referrals to other lawyers. Please note in regards to fee disputes; most bar associations have arbitration programs for the same that are free to you.