Maybe that’s her plan to pay off her debts. If so, and if she wins, Teresa Giudice might even have a bit left over when she gets out of jail after serving some of her 15 months behind bars on multiple fraud charges – or not. Just over a month before she is set to start her prison time, The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star has sued her former bankruptcy lawyer James Kridel Jr. for more than $15 million. “Defendant Kridel, as a professional entrusted with the welfare of Plaintiff, committed egregious professional malpractice throughout the pendency of Plaintiff’s bankruptcy case,” says the 3-claim complaint filed December 2 in New York state court (read it here) Essentially, Giudice says that Kridel messed up her and husband Joe’s Chapter 7 so badly that she’s going to jail because of him. Plus, he cost the reality star money including “lost income from business ventures from which other parties have withdrawn” as well as “reputational damage, public ridicule and derision” from the whole matter. Despite claiming ignorance in a post-sentence interview with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Teresa’s now going after the attorney her husband hired in 2009 for negligence/legal malpractice, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty with each claim coming with a $5 million-plus price tag. Originally posted by Dominic Patten for Also posted on the California Legal Malpractice blog Ball & Evans and Ball & Evans – legal malpractice lawsuit trial attorneys