Bar Grievance and Fee Dispute Information for Ohio State Bar Complaints

The Ohio State Bar Association 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 Ohio State Bar complaints.

Rules of Professional Conduct

The Ohio Professional Conduct Rules will help you to understand where possible attorney grievance violations have occurred with your lawyer.

Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement:

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

Disciplinary Process Flowchart:

The Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio.

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 complaints against Ohio attorneys.

Other Information:

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct 2016 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 Ohio State Bar complaints against attorneys.