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You might get a judgement against him in small claims court.
Getting him to pay the judgement could be problematic, though.
If he has an established shop, the threat of a bad review on Angie's List or Yelp might persuade him to compensate you to some degree.
With so many contractors and service people who are skilled at inflating their professional credentials and experience, it's often wise to ask for, and actually talk to, references before committing to a signed contract.
We just went through this with a contractor who convinced us that he was
a consummate craftsman, but who couldn't build square cabinets.
The threats of a bad review on Angie's List and a small claims suit got us back a large chunk of the money we paid him.