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Office of Disciplinary Counsel


Initiating a Complaint Against a Delaware Lawyer


Step 1

In order that you understand what it means to file a disciplinary complaint against a Delaware lawyer, please read first "Some Things You Should Know".


Step 2

If you decide that you still want to file a disciplinary complaint, follow the instructions below:

Complete the Complaint Form:

Attach a Separate Sheet of Paper to the Complaint Form:

Explain in your own words exactly what your complaint is against the lawyer.

  • What type of case does/did this involve? (e.g. personal injury, domestic relations);
  • Did the lawyer represent you in the matter?
    • When did the representation begin?
    • What was your agreement as to the representation?
      • Was this agreement in writing? (if so, please attach a copy of the agreement)
    • Was there an agreement about fees and costs of the representation?
      • Was this in writing? (if so, please attach a copy of the agreement)
      • If no writing, what did you understand the fees and costs to be?
    • When were you last in contact with the lawyer?
  • Have you hired a new lawyer? (if so, please provide that lawyer's name)

PROVIDE COPIES OF ANY LEGAL DOCUMENTS YOU HAVE WHICH RELATE TO YOUR COMPLAINT. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.


Step 3

Once you fill out the complaint form, print it then sign and date the form and mail it with your factual statement(s) by first-class mail.

SEND THE COMPLETED COMPLAINT FORM AND ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY FIRST CLASS MAIL TO:

Office of Disciplinary Counsel
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

**PLEASE DO NOT SEND VIA CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL. THIS MAY DELAY RECEIPT OF YOUR COMPLAINT**

PLEASE NOTE: PURSUANT TO RULE 13(g) OF THE DELAWARE LAWYERS' RULES OF DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE, THE SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION OF YOUR COMPLAINT IS PART OF A CONFIDENTIAL PROCEEDING. YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS REGARD IS APPRECIATED.




Office of Disciplinary Counsel
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
P: (302) 651-3931   |   F: (302) 651-3939