Section 2305.11(A) of the Ohio Revised Code
Section 2305.11(A) of the Ohio Revised Code provides that a legal malpractice claim must be commenced within one year following the date upon which the cause of action accrued. Asente v. Gargano, 10th Dist. No.04AP-278, 2004 Ohio 5069, P11, discretionary appeal not allowed, 105 Ohio St. 3d 1439, 2005 Ohio 531, 822 N.E.2d 811. In Zimmie v. Calfee, Halter & Griswold (1989), 43 Ohio St.3d 54, 538 N.E.2d 398, the Supreme Court of Ohio established the following two-part test to determine when a claim for legal malpractice accrues:
Under R.C. 2305.11(A), an action for legal malpractice accrues and the statute of limitations begins to run when there is a cognizable event whereby the client discovers or should have discovered that his injury was related to his attorney's act or non-act and the client is put on notice of a need to pursue his possible remedies against the attorney or when the attorney-client relationship for that particular transaction or undertaking terminates, whichever occurs later. Id. at syllabus.