Bar Grievance and Fee Dispute Information for Delaware State Bar Complaints

The Delaware State Bar Association 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 significantly increase your chances with Delaware State Bar complaints.

Rules of Professional Conduct

The Delaware 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 Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Disciplinary Procedure are the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys and provides the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.

Disciplinary Process Flowchart:

The Delaware Disciplinary Process Flowchart is perhaps the most helpful document for the layman since it provides a visual representation of each step and the decision gates when filing Delaware State Bar complaints against attorneys.

Local Bar Offices & Websites

I would recommend you contacting your local bar office to learn more about the fee dispute program offerings for Delaware. Delaware appears to offer a voluntary fee dispute arbitration.

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.

Other Information:

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel is the division of the Supreme Court of Delaware, which assists in the evaluating, investigating, and prosecuting lawyer misconduct. This agency is the division that handles Delaware State Bar complaints against Delaware lawyers. It provides additional information for the public and serves as the attorney grievance commission for Delaware. Principles of Professionalism for Delaware Lawyers is another helpful source of information. You can review your state bar’s grievance statistics here as well.