Grievance and Ethics Information
The State Bar of Texas is dedicated to improving and advancing the quality of legal services to the public, protecting the public through the discipline system, and fostering integrity and ethical conduct in the legal profession.
The Texas attorney discipline system is governed by the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct and the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure. The ethics rules define proper conduct for purposes of professional discipline. The procedural rules provide the mechanism by which grievances are processed, investigated, and prosecuted.
Also, the Supreme Court of Texas created an ombudsman to be an independent source of information for the public and a monitor of the attorney discipline system. Learn more about the ombudsman here.
For the Public
Find a Lawyer and View His or Her Disciplinary History
Ombudsman for Attorney Discipline
What to Do If Your Attorney Dies, Disappears, Becomes Disabled, or is Suspended or Disbarred
The Disciplinary Process and Supporting Programs
Overview of the Attorney Discipline Process
Grievance Referral Program - Video and Description
Punishment for Professional Misconduct
Other Disciplinary Proceedings
Other Programs Supporting the Grievance System
Discipline and Lawyers’ Assistance in Texas - Working Together to Help Attorneys in Need (Video)
Annual Report of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline