Reporting an Attorney

Like any profession, there are good lawyers, and there are bad lawyers. When people use the phrase “bad lawyer,” they are usually referring to a lawyer who does not follow a certain code of ethics. Lawyers in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio must take an oath that they will represent their clients without compromise and conflict.  Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. Attorneys at Law outline the steps necessary when reporting an attorney for malpractice.

Examples of “bad lawyers” not following these ethical codes include:

  • Knowingly misleading or lying to a client
  • Revealing a client’s confidential information without the client’s permission
  • Misusing a client’s money without the client’s permission
  • Settling, filing, or dismissing a case without the client’s permission
  • Neglecting to handle a case that he/she agreed to handle for the client

Report a Bad Lawyer in Cincinnati

If you have a legal malpractice complaint about a bad lawyer in Cincinnati, you can file a written complaint against the lawyer. After filing the written complaint, there will be an investigation into the lawyer’s actions.

You can file a written ethics complaint against an Ohio lawyer with one of the following organizations:

Office of Disciplinary Counsel

250 Civic Center Drive,

Suite 325 Columbus,

Ohio 43215

614-461-0256 or 800-589-5256

 

Ohio State Bar Association

1700 Lake Shore Drive

P.O. Box 16562

Columbus, Ohio 43216

614-487-2050 or 800-282-6556

 

Columbus Bar Association

175 S. Third St., Suite 1100

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-221-4112

 

The Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline

Supreme Court of Ohio

65 S. Front St., 5th Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-387-9370

 

How can you recover damages?

Filing an ethics complaint against a lawyer is different from filing a lawsuit against a lawyer. If you have suffered damages due to negligence by your lawyer, you may be able to file a legal malpractice lawsuit with the help of a new lawyer.

A legal malpractice law firm in Cincinnati will help you understand legal ethics and malpractice laws within your state.

If you are looking for a Cincinnati legal malpractice law firm, call Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., Co. at 513.721.6500, or contact us via our web form.