Complaints Against Your Lawyer
Here are some examples of lawyer conduct that may violate the disciplinary rules:*
How to File a Complaint: Read the steps and what to expect when you file a complaint.
Contact a Chief Disciplinary Counsel (CDC) Office: Read about the CDC and contact an office in your area.
If You Can't Talk To Your Lawyer, Call Us
If you can't communicate with your lawyer and need some help, call our Client-Attorney Assistance Program (CAAP) for help at:
What the Grievance System Cannot Do
The State Bar of Texas' attorney grievance system cannot act as a liaison between you and the attorney, nor can it:
The above concerns must be handled in another forum, separate from the State Bar's attorney grievance system.
If you are concerned with the fee arrangement established with your attorney, please know that many local bar associations which are not affiliated with the State Bar have set up fee dispute committees to work with clients and their attorneys. Your local bar association's phone number can be found in your local telephone directory or on the local bar websites section of our website.
The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has a separate process for reviewing complaints against judges.
State Commission on Judicial
* Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct [PDF]: All Texas lawyers must follow these conduct rules.
* Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure [PDF]: These rules establish the procedures that must be followed in a lawyer discipline case, including how the disciplinary system works and how cases are handled.