The Kentucky 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 Kentucky State Bar complaints.
Rules of Professional Conduct
The Kentucky 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 Rules of the Supreme Court of Kentucky seem to be a consolidated location for all court guidelines including the discipline of attorneys.
Disciplinary Process Flowchart:
The Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky.
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 Kentucky State Bar complaints against attorneys.
The Kentucky Court Report is another source of helpful information. It provides a listing of all disciplined attorneys in the state of Kentucky, and the reason for their violations. A must-read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing Kentucky State Bar complaints against attorneys. You can review Kentucky’s State Bar grievance statistics here as well.