Complaints Against Attorneys
(toll free in California)
(from outside California)
Filing a Complaint
If I believe that the attorney engaged in misconduct or malpractice, will fee arbitration be able to help me?
The Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program cannot help you recover damages or offset expenses incurred for attorney malpractice or misconduct. If the arbitrator determines that the attorney's malpractice or professional misconduct reduced the value of the attorney's services, the arbitrator can reduce the attorney's fees accordingly. By law, however, the arbitrator(s) cannot offset the fee or order the attorney to pay you for any damages the attorney's conduct may have caused. If you believe that you have a separate claim for attorney malpractice, you should discuss the matter with an independent attorney.