The Maine State Bar Association and the Board of Overseers of the Bar for the state of Maine are 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 Maine State Bar complaints.
Rules of Professional Conduct
The Maine Rules of Professional Conduct will help you to understand where possible attorney grievance violations have occurred with your lawyer.
Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement:
I am not providing the Maine Disciplinary Procedural Rules since the link can not be found. Contact the Board of Overseers of the Bar for the state of Maine an explanation around the rules, process, and sanctions.
Disciplinary Process Flowchart:
The Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine.
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 Maine State Bar complaints against attorneys.
The Board of Overseers of the Bar for the state of Maine provides a helpful Court & Grievance Decisions website. It provides a listing of all attorney’s disciplined, outcome of fee dispute arbitration hearings, and much more. A must-read for anyone wishing to understand their odds when filing Maine State Bar complaints against attorneys. You can review Maine’s State Bar grievance statistics here as well.