Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Washington State Bar Association

1325 Fourth Ave, Ste 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539

General Instructions

  • Read our information sheet Lawyer Discipline in Washington before you complete this form.
  • If you have a disability and need assistance with filing a grievance, call us at 206-727-8207. We will take reasonable steps to accommodate you.
  • Please note that this form is only for new grievances. If you have already filed a grievance, do not use this form to send us additional information. Mail any additional information with your grievance file number to our office address or send it to the email address caa@wsba.org.
  • If you provide an email address, you will receive a confirmation email after you submit your grievance. We will communicate with you by letter after we review your grievance.

Information About You
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Information About The Lawyer

We cannot accept grievances against law firms or associations. You must specifically name the lawyer against whom you are filing your grievance and a separate grievance form should be completed for each lawyer.

Click Search Lawyer Directory to find the lawyer's bar number. Enter the bar number into the Bar Number box and the other boxes will fill automatically with the lawyer's name, address, phone number, and email address. If you cannot find the lawyer using the search button, type the lawyer's information into the boxes.

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Information About Your Grievance

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


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Explain your grievance in your own words. Give all important dates, times, and places. You may attach additional materials by using the file upload feature below. *

You may attach up to 5 files in PDF or Word compatible format up to 10 megabytes total. We do not accept files in JPG or GIF formats.

Affirmation

* I affirm that the information I am providing is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have read Lawyer Discipline in Washington and I understand that all information that I submit can be disclosed to the lawyer I am complaining about and others.