The State Bar of Arizona website is the best starting point if you are trying to file a grievance. But do not go it alone, remember to buy Dispute It – A Layman’s Guide on How to Get an Attorney Refund & File a Bar Grievance, to greatly increase your chances for Arizona State Bar complaints.
Rules of Professional Conduct
The Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct will help you to understand where possible attorney grievance violations have occurred with your lawyer.
Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement:
The Arizona Attorney Discipline Process Overview is the closes I could come to finding the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys. It the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.
Disciplinary Process Flowchart:
I could not locate the Arizona Disciplinary Process Flowchart but the Arizona Attorney Discipline Process Overview provides a good description of the steps involved when filing Arizona State Bar complaints against attorneys.
Local Bar Offices & Websites
I would recommended you contacting your local bar office to learn more about the fee dispute program offerings for Arizona. It appears that a fee dispute arbitration is provided.
Lawyer Disciplinary Agency:
After a cursory overview of the rules, contact the Lawyer Disciplinary Agency office and speak to a representative about your possible violations and the grievance process. This is the division that handles Arizona State Bar complaints against attorneys.
The State Bar of Arizona Reports for Lawyer Discipline is another source of helpful information. It provides eye opening statistics and a must read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing Arizona State Bar complaints against lawyers.