On what grounds can I file a complaint against a lawyer?

 You can file a complaint against a lawyer if you believe that he or she has engaged in some kind of misconduct regarding the handling of your legal matter. Misconduct could range from criminal activities to any violation of the state ethical rules that all lawyers must follow. It is not enough, for instance, to complain about your lawyer simply because you do not like the outcome of your case. Rather, the lawyer must have violated some specific rule or law in order for a complaint to have any real results.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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