Lawyer Complaint Form

NOTE: Send in this form if you have concerns about a lawyer’s conduct. Your complaint might result in discipline to the lawyer. If you are seeking other remedies against the lawyer, you may need to seek legal advice from a lawyer in private practice. Also, the bar may require your further involvement in an investigation by asking you to be interviewed by a bar investigator and/or to participate at a hearing.

Please DO NOT send original documents to the Virginia State Bar. Preserve all original documents until your complaint has been resolved. In addition, please redact personally identifying information such as Social Security numbers, date of birth, driver’s license numbers, etc. All documents will be destroyed in keeping with the bar’s records and destruction policies.

Fields denoted by * are required.
Your Name:
* First:
* Last:
Your Address:
* Street:
* City:
* State:
Zip Code:
* Email address:
Daytime Telephone No.:
Other Telephone No. (and times you can be reached):
  Number: Times:  
Lawyer's Name:
* First:
* Last:
Lawyer's Address:
Firm Name, if known:
Phone Number:
* City:
* State:
Zip Code:
Lawyer's Actions Complained of (limited to 4800 characters):
List the Names, Addesses and Phone Numbers of persons
who might be able to give additional information about your complaint:
Name: Address: Phone Number:  
Please answer the following questions:
* 1. Have you or a member of your family contacted us about this lawyer before?  
If yes, please state when you made the complaint and the outcome of that complaint (limited to 160 characters):

* 2. Have you filed a complaint or legal action about this matter anywhere else? (limited to 120 characters)
If yes, state where and the outcome:

* 3. Describe your relationship to the lawyer who is the subject of your complaint by choosing from the following:

If Other, please explain (limited to 66 characters):

* 4. What is the nature of your legal case? When was the lawyer employed or appointed to represent you? How much money, if any, was the lawyer paid to represent you? (limited to 100 characters)

* 5. Is your concern only that you think the lawyer charged you too much?
If yes, you should contact the bar at (804) 775-9423 for information on fee dispute resolution.

* 6. Have you read the brochure describing the bar's attorney disciplinary process located under the Public Resources tab?
Electronic Signature:
By checking this box I certify that all information on this form is true and correct. I understand that the content of my complaint can be disclosed to the lawyer. I also agree that the checkbox and my name typed below are to be used as my electronic signature.
* Signature:
* Date (mm/dd/yyyy):
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Additional information and documents must be mailed to:
Virginia State Bar
Intake Office
707 East Main Street, Suite 1500
Richmond, VA 23219-2800