File a Complaint Against a Lawyer
If you are complaining 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, which is also translated into Spanish. 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 or deliver 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.
Submit an E-Grievance Form
Download PDF Grievance Form
Procedures for the lawyer discipline system
Standards of ethical conduct for lawyers
WSBA's investigation and prosecution function
Pasos y formularios para presentar una queja
Before you file a complaint against a lawyer, please read:
Communicating with Your Lawyer
Alternative Dispute Resolution
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