The purpose of attorney discipline is to protect the public and the administration of justice from attorneys who have not discharged their professional duties to clients, the public, the legal system, and the legal profession. The professional conduct of attorneys and the discipline process is governed by Rules 41-74, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.
REPORTING ATTORNEY MISCONDUCT
To report attorney misconduct you must contact the State Bar of Arizona. Once a report of attorney misconduct is received, the State Bar of Arizona will make a determination if the conduct warrants the filing of a formal complaint. All formal complaints of misconduct are filed by the State Bar of Arizona with the Disciplinary Clerk, Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge.
To file a complaint against an attorney, please call the State Bar of Arizona at
Records of formal disciplinary proceedings are public and are available from the offices of the Attorney Discipline Unit. In order to better process requests, please submit your request, with as much detail as possible, to the address listed below.
Copies of documents are $.50 per page, plus postage if applicable.
Access the Disciplinary Cases Matrix of past disciplinary decisions.
To find out more information about the State Bar of Arizona's role in the attorney discipline process, click here.
Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing or request the Disciplinary History of a member of the State Bar of Arizona.
Attorneys submitting an Application for Reinstatement, click here.
Beginning January 1, 2011 all formal attorney discipline cases
are being processed through the office of the
Presiding Disciplinary Judge.
You may contact them at 602-452-3436
For more information please contact:
Certification & Licensing Division
Supreme Court of Arizona
1501 West Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231