The Oregon State Bar 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 Oregon State Bar complaints.
Rules of Professional Conduct
The Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon.
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 attorney grievance division that handles complaints against Oregon attorneys.
The Oregon State Bar 2015 Disciplinary Counsel’s 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 Oregon State Bar complaints against attorneys.