Bar Grievance and Fee Dispute Information for Georgia State Bar Complaints

The State Bar of Georgia 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 with Georgia State Bar complaints.

Rules of Professional Conduct

The Georgia 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 Georgia Rules of Disciplinary Procedure are Chapter 1 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. These are the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys and offers the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.

Disciplinary Process Flowchart:

The Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia. Georgia offers 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. This agency is the division that handles Georgia State Bar complaints against Georgia lawyers.

Other Information:

The 2016 Report of the Office of the General Counsel is another source of helpful information. It provides eye-opening statistics and a must-read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing Georgia State Bar complaints against attorneys.