Attorneys who practice law in California must adhere to ethical standards. Consumers should expect their attorneys to be both professional and ethical when handling their legal problems.
Common reasons clients file a complaint against their attorney:
Online Form - Attorney misconduct complaint - English/Spanish
Attorney misconduct complaint form - English
Formulario de queja de abogados (Espaňol)
You may also call the State Bar’s multilingual intake hotline at 800-843-9053 (in California) or 213-765-1200 (outside California) to request a complaint form or discuss the complaint-filing process. There is no fee for filing a complaint, and you do not have to be a U.S. citizen. The State Bar will not ask about your citizenship or immigration status. Be sure to include copies of any documents that will help support your claim.