Bar Grievance and Fee Dispute Information for Iowa State Bar Complaints

The Iowa 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 greatly increase your chances with Iowa State Bar complaints.

Rules of Professional Conduct

The Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct will help you to understand where possible attorney grievance violations have occurred with your lawyer. The grievance procedure flowchart will help you to understand the process when filing a grievance.

Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement:

The Iowa Disciplinary Procedural Rules provides the guidelines governing the discipline of attorneys and offers the most comprehensive explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.

Disciplinary Process Flowchart:

The Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa.

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 Iowa State Bar complaints against attorneys.

Other Information:

The Attorney Disciplinary Board and Grievance Commission Annual Report is another source of helpful information. It provides eye-opening statistics and a must-read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing Iowa State Bar complaints against attorneys.