File a Complaint Against a Lawyer
Minor issues between clients and lawyers sometimes can be resolved informally without filing a grievance:
To ask for help from our Consumer Affairs staff, please complete the confidential Request for Assistance Form below. You can submit the form electronically or print it and mail it to us. To submit the form electronically, use Adobe Reader. If you encounter a problem, please send the form to us as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will follow up with you by phone.
If you are filing a complaint about a Washington lawyer, please follow the steps below to complete a grievance form. Please see the Lawyer Directory for a listing of licensed lawyers in Washington.
Step One: Read the answers to our frequently asked questions for general information about the grievance process.
Step Two: Read Lawyer Discipline in Washington, or Disciplina Para Abogados en Washington. It gives you important information and you must read this before you file your grievance.
Step Three: Prepare your grievance form and file it. You can use our electronic grievance form; or print a grievance form, complete it, and mail it to us. Read more if you have questions about filing an electronic grievance form.
Please leave a message with our Consumer Affairs staff at 206-727-8207 if you have any questions. We generally return calls within 24 hours.
Procedures for the lawyer discipline system
Standards of ethical conduct for lawyers
Los pasos y el formulario para presentar una queja
WSBA's investigation and prosecution function
FAQs about a lawyer's response
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