Bar Association Grievances

New York Bar Association Grievances Lawyer

Experienced Representation Against Bar Association Grievance Complaints, Mediations and Other Disputes

Attorneys in New York must adhere to the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Judiciary Law, etc. For investigation and determination, particular grievances are referred to the local bar association grievance committees.

Whether or not the bar association grievance or complaint against you is legitimate, you need experienced professional representation. If you are the subject of a grievance, please contact us today.

McDonough & McDonough is a law firm representing attorneys facing grievances and complaints. Our team of lawyers understands the issues that attorneys can face and is experienced in navigating the grievance system for the benefit of our clients.

Call McDonough & McDonough today at (516) 980-3692 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our bar association grievances attorney in New York!

What is a Bar Association Grievance?

A Bar Association grievance is a formal complaint filed against an attorney or law firm by a client, former client, or colleague. Typically, grievances investigated by bar associations are considered lower-level grievances. Bar associations only have the authority to issue advisement or dismiss a grievance. However, if during their investigation, they discover more severe misconduct; they will report that to the appropriate Appellate. Division grievance committee for further investigation by that committee, which has the authority to issue more severe sanctions or institute a disciplinary proceeding.

What Does Filing a Grievance Involve?

When a client files a grievance against an attorney, they will provide information about the lawyer, why they are filing the grievance, and any evidence they may possess of the attorney’s alleged misconduct.

The information must be first submitted formally to an Appellate Division grievance committee. That committee may refer it to a bar association committee if so chooses.

The system that is in place for handling grievances will depend on the rules established by the bar association through which the complaint is being submitted. Typically, grievances are reviewed by a committee chair. They then are assigned for investigation by a committee member.

The investigating attorney will request a response from the attorney who is the subject of the grievance. Through an evaluation of each party’s submission, and occasionally after an interview, the bar association will decide the grievance and determine whether the grievance can be resolved at the bar association level or referred back to the Appellate Division grievance committee for further investigation or action.

Contact Our New York Bar Association Grievances Attorney Today

If you have been the victim of unethical behavior from a lawyer or legal professional and believe that filing a grievance is the best course of action, it is essential to consult with an experienced legal professional to ensure you understand all relevant laws and regulations before submitting your complaint.

We provide effective representation for attorneys who are facing bar association grievances. Contact our New York-based team today to learn more about how we can help you!

Contact McDonough & McDonough today to schedule a consultation with our bar association grievances lawyer in New York!

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The strategy that is most appropriate for approaching your case will depend on the details of your situation. To combat a client’s claims, we will build and present a strong defense that refutes the client's allegations and demonstrates your professionalism as an attorney. We will work together with you to present evidence, build an argument, and show that you adhere to the standards of professional conduct.

At McDonough & McDonough, we focus our practice exclusively on representing attorneys and law students. We will use our many years of experience in the field of attorney representation to help you achieve the best result.

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Hear From Past Clients

    Chris is a great asset if you are an attorney or own a law firm. His prior experience as a member of the Grievance committee is invaluable.

    - Larry M., ESQ

    Chris has specific expertise that has been invaluable to me and my clients. His knowledge of the grievance process and the Canons of Ethics is unsurpassed and he has always been available to provide accurate advice when needed.

    - Marc G., ESQ.

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