File a Complaint Against a Lawyer

If you are complaining about a Washington lawyer, please follow the steps below to complete a grievance form. Please see the Lawyer Directory for a listing of licensed lawyers in Washington.

Step One: Read the answers to our frequently asked questions for general information about the grievance process.

Step Two: Read Lawyer Discipline in Washington, which is also translated into Spanish. It gives you important information and you must read this before you file your grievance.

Step Three: Prepare your grievance form and file it. You can use our electronic grievance form; or print a grievance form, complete it, and mail or deliver it to us. Read more if you have questions about filing an electronic grievance form.

Please leave a message with our Consumer Affairs staff at 206-727-8207 if you have any questions.  We generally return calls within 24 hours.

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Submit an E-Grievance Form



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Download PDF Grievance Form  

Rules for Enforcement of Lawyer Conduct

Procedures for the lawyer discipline system

Rules of Professional Conduct

Standards of ethical conduct for lawyers

Office of Disciplinary Counsel

WSBA's investigation and prosecution function

Presentar una queja contra un abogado

Pasos y formularios para presentar una queja

Additional Information

Before you file a complaint against a lawyer, please read:

Communicating with Your Lawyer

Client Files

Alternative Dispute Resolution