If you believe your attorney has violated the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct, you should file a written complaint or complete and submit the complaint form (signed and dated) to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel via mail or fax. The form must be properly completed. Along with the complaint form, please submit relevant documents and information, including:
- Copies of fee or retainer agreements or statements;
- Copies of letters, faxes, emails, and other correspondence that relates to the subject of the complaint;
- Copies of legal documents in your possession;
- Copies of filings or statements received by you from the attorney; and
- Copies of canceled checks or evidence of any payments made by you to the attorney.
If you do not provide facts and documentation that support your complaint, it may result in either a request for additional information or a dismissal of the complaint.
You do not need to identify any rules you believe that the attorney has violated. In general, the Rules of Professional Conduct ensure that attorneys provide competent representation, protect the interests of their clients, act fairly, and are honest.
DO NOT SEND US ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SAFEKEEPING OR RETURN TO YOU.
*The Office of Disciplinary Counsel does not represent you against the attorney or in any ongoing case involving that attorney.