I unintentionally abandoned my non-provisional patent application because I ended up in a still-pending legal dispute with the attorney who filed that application on my behalf (I since have filed a Revocation of Power of Attorney form). By the time I understood what was going on with the application, it was given an "abandoned" status by the USPTO. Unfortunately, that was more than five years ago...
1) Given that the dispute with my attorney is well-documented and in current legal proceedings, is there any recommended way to revive the abandoned application with the USPTO?
2) If not, is it possible for me to simply re-file it as a new non-provisional patent application with the same title and modified/improved claims? (I do not believe any similar applications have been filed but I would do a prior-art search before refiling.)