How to Make a Complaint to the Pennsylvania Board of Law

By Ireland Wolfe
Pennsylvania has a specific board that allows you to file complaints against a lawyer.

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Lawyers who practice in Pennsylvania are subject to guidelines by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The state has a separate disciplinary board that handles complaints against attorneys and follows up with investigations, hearings, and any necessary disciplinary actions. If you have had a problem or issue with a lawyer in Pennsylvania, you can file a complaint with a district office of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The board will work with you to resolve the issue.

Call the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The state headquarters' phone number is (717) 231-3380. The staff can help you find your local district and provide the district office's phone number.

Go to the Disciplinary Board's website, padisciplinaryboard.org. Choose "Contact" from the top menu. Select "Not sure of whom to contact" in the drop-down menu.

Scroll down the page until you see "Do you need to file a complaint against an attorney?" Select "Office of Disciplinary Counsel's District Offices," which is a link directly under the heading.

Examine the map of districts and click on the district where the attorney's main office is located. The website will show the district office's address, phone number and fax number.

Provide details of your complaint in writing. Include places, dates and any other helpful information. Sign the document and keep a copy for your records. Mail or fax the complaint to the district office. Complaints should be in writing and not by phone.

About the Author

Ireland Wolfe has been writing professionally since 2009, contributing to Toonari Post, Africana Online and Winzer Insurance. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Master of Arts in mental health counseling. She is also a licensed mental health counselor, registered nutritionist and yoga teacher.

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