Lawyer Complaints

The Louisiana State Bar Association promotes the dignity of the legal profession and upholds ethical behavior, but has no jurisdiction over attorney discipline, which is the charge of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.

To register a complaint against a lawyer with the lawyer discipline system, you should contact the Disciplinary Counsel's office. To make a complaint with the Disciplinary Counsel's office or obtain a complaint form, write to the following:

Disciplinary Counsel
4000 South Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 607
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816-4388
Web Site:

Download the Disciplinary Counsel Complaint Form

Also, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit or criminal charges against the lawyer. The Louisiana State Bar Association cannot provide legal advice, so you should consult a new lawyer or the district attorney's office about these matters. If you do not know a lawyer who can help, call the Lawyer Referral Service in your area.

The LSBA Lawyer Fee Dispute Resolution Program can help to resolve legal fee disputes between attorneys and clients as well as attorneys and other lawyers. Visit this program if you are having a fee dispute with an attorney and wish to obtain the forms, rules, and guidelines.
Visit LSBA Lawyer Fee Dispute Resolution Program
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600