If you have concerns about the ethical conduct of a lawyer, you can file a complaint, which we will review.  If you have a minor dispute with your lawyer, you can ask us for help instead of filing a complaint.

Resolve a dispute with your lawyer instead of filing a complaint

To ask for our help to re-establish communication, request your client file, or request a billing statement, submit a Request for Assistance Form or download the form and send it to caa@wsba.org


File a complaint against a lawyer

Read Lawyer Discipline in Washington (Disciplina Para Abogados en Washington). If you have additional questions about the grievance process, see our FAQ or contact Consumer Affairs at 206-727-8207. We generally return calls within 24 hours. We cannot give legal advice.

Submit your grievance on  the E-Grievance Form (for questions see E-Grievance Tips) or download the PDF Grievance Form and send it to caa@wsba.org

Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct

Procedures for the lawyer discipline system

Rules of Professional Conduct

Standards of ethical conduct for lawyers

Presentar una queja contra un abogado

Los pasos y el formulario para presentar una queja

Office of Disciplinary Counsel

WSBA's investigation and prosecution function

Responding to a Grievance

FAQs about a lawyer's response